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Kiribati System of Government Information
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GOVERNMENT OF KIRIBATI
(See Sources of Law for a full overview)
(i) Executive Branch:
Head of State & Head of Government: The President - President elected by popular vote for a four-year term; note - the House of Assembly chooses the presidential candidates from among their members and then those candidates compete in a general election.
Cabinet: appointed by the president from among the members of the House of Assembly, includes the president, vice president, attorney general, and up to eight other ministers.
(ii) Legislative Branch:
Maneaba Ni Maungatabu: Unicameral House of Assembly - 41 seats; 39 elected by popular vote, one ex officio member, and one nominated to represent Banaba; members serve four-year terms.
(iii) Judicial Branch:
Privy Council (UK); Court of Appeal;, High Court; Magistrates' Courts - judges and magistrates at all levels (other than Privy Council) are appointed by the President.
(See Court System for a full overview)
3 units: Gilbert Islands, Line Islands, Phoenix Islands
note: in addition, there are 6 districts (Banaba, Central Gilberts, Line Islands, Northern Gilberts, Southern Gilberts, Tarawa) and 21 island councils - one for each of the inhabited islands (Abaiang, Abemama, Aranuka, Arorae, Banaba, Beru, Butaritari, Kanton, Kiritimati, Kuria, Maiana, Makin, Marakei, Nikunau, Nonouti, Onotoa, Tabiteuea, Tabuaeran, Tamana, Tarawa, Teraina)