5 Jan 2016

Kiribati getting ready for second round of elections

9:22 am on 5 January 2016

Voters in Kiribati will go to the polls this week in the second round of the election to choose a 44-member parliament.

Among the candidates who failed to win an outright majority in last week's first round is a former president, Teburoro Tito, who is running in South Tarawa against Maere Tekanene.

Another former president, Teatao Teannaki, is standing in the run-off for a remaining seat on Abaiang.

Eliminated in the first round were a government minister Tom Murdoch and the son of Anote Tong who is bowing out of polictics after serving three terms as president.