REGISTRATION FOR KIRIBATI ELECTIONS HIGH

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MELBOURNE, Australia (Nov. 13, 2002 – Radio Australia)---In Kiribati, thousands of people have registered for the general elections.

Radio Kiribati reports that more than 10,000 people registered in south Tarawa alone.

With voter registration now closed, the electoral commission will announce the final number of candidates on Nov. 18.

Kiribati goes to the polls on Nov. 29 to elect 36 representatives to parliament.

For additional reports from Radio Australia, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio Australia.

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