Kiribati: Government

Republic of Kiribati Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Kiribati

Key Figures

Chief of State: President Taneti Mamau

Head of Government: President Taneti Mamau

Overview

Government Name: Republic of Kiribati

Constitution: Adopted: 1980; Contains provisions relating to citizenship of Kiribati, the special status of Banaba and the Banabans, and fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual.

Government Type: Republic

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

Is in charge of the state and government, and is responsible for the executory tasks of the executive branch. Appoints the cabinet.

Plurality vote.

4 years

Judicial

Is in charge of interpreting the constitution and has jurisdiction over all courts.

The chief justice is appointed by the president on the advice of the cabinet in consultation with the public service commission (PSC). Other judges are appointed by the president on the advice of the chief justice along with the PSC.

Information not available

Legislative

Nominates up to 4 members to run for president, creates legislature, and can overturn the executive veto with a 2/3 majority.

44 seats are elected in single and multi-member constituencies.

4 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: Kiribati is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF, and the World Bank. In 1999, Kiribati became a member of the United Nations. Kiribati has strong ties to its Pacific neighbors including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Kiribati is particularly active in the Pacific Islands Forum. The only Kiribati diplomatic missions overseas are a high commission in Fiji and an honorary consulate in Honolulu.

Regional Trade Blocs: No Regional Trade Blocs.

Treaties: No multilateral military treaties


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP ADB AOSIS C ESCAP FAO
IBRD ICAO ICRM IDA IFAD IFC
IFRCS ILO IMF IMO IOC ITU
ITUC OPCW PIF Sparteca SPC UN
UNCTAD UNESCO UPU WHO WMO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Hazardous Wastes Law of the Sea
Marine Dumping Ozone Layer Protection Whaling

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Tax Authority: Information not available

Tax Name: Information not available


Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

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