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KIRIBATI

Under the constitution, the president, nominated from among the elected members of the House of Assembly, is limited to three four-year terms. The president does not represent a political party. The cabinet is composed of the President, Vice President, and the ten Ministers (appointed by the President) who are members of the House of Assembly.

The legislative branch is the unicameral House of Assembly (Maneaba Ni Maungatabu). The legislature consists of 40 elected members, including a representative of the Banaban (Ocean Islanders) people and the attorney-general as an ex-officio member.

Following a vote of no confidence on 28 March 2003 that toppled the government of President Teburoro Tito, who had been reelected in November 2002, the Parliament put in place a caretaker administration (Council of State) to oversee the government until new legislative and presidential elections are held.

CURRENT GOVERNMENT
Pres. Atone TONG
Vice Pres. Teima ONORIO
Min. for Commerce, Industry, & Cooperatives Ioteba REDFERN
Min. for Communications, Transport, & Tourism Development Naatan TEEWE
Min. for Education, Youth, & Sport Development Teima ONORIO
Min. for Environment, Lands, & Agricultural Development Martin TOFINGA
Min. for Finance & Economic Development Nabuti MWEMWENIKARAWA
Min. for Foreign Affairs & Immigration Atone TONG
Min. for Health & Medical Services Natanera KIRATA
Min. for Human Resources Development Bauro TONGAAI
Min. for Internal Affairs & Social Development Amberoti NIKORA
Min. for the Line and Phoenix Islands Tawita TEMOKU
Min. for Natural Resources Development Tetabo NAKARA
Min. for Public Works & Utilities James TAOM