LATE VICE PRESIDENT'S WIDOW SEEKS KIRIBATI PARLIAMENT SEAT

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TARAWA, Kiribati (Jan. 24, 2001 - Radio Kiribati/PINA Nius Online)---Kiribati's Electoral Commission has approved seven candidates to compete in next month’s election for the Onotoa constituency.

The candidates include Beta Tentoa, widow of former Vice President Tewareka Tentoa.

Acting Chief Electoral Commissioner Rine Ueara said the island will go to the polls February 5 to elect a Member of Parliament to replace Mr. Tentoa.

Mr. Tentoa collapsed and died while delivering a statement in Parliament last November.

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Website: http://www.pinanius.org 

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