23 Aug 2007

About 60 percent of Kiribati parliament to be decided in next week's second round of voting

7:21 pm on 23 August 2007

Kiribati will go into its second round of voting on Thursday next week with about 60 percent of the 44 seats in Parliament still to be decided.

18 seats have been declared after Wednesday's vote with those candidates getting more than 50 percent of the vote in their seats.

Among the successful candidates is the incumbent President Anote Tong, while his BTK party made a strong showing winning 12 seats so far.

After the second round of voting Parliament will then nominate candidates for president ahead of a popular to be held in about two months time.