Kiribati President To Retire From Politics After Next Week's Election

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Tong has served for allowable three, four-year terms

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Dec. 23, 2015) – Kiribati's outgoing president, Anote Tong, is quitting politics, with his son, Vincent, standing in the Maiana Island seat he has held for many years.

Mr Tong was first elected president by his parliamentary colleagues in 2003 and has now completed the three allowed four year terms.

Kiribati goes to the polls next week with other three former presidents, Ieremia Tabai, Teatao Teannaki and Teburoro Tito standing among more than 130 candidates.

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