Sept. 9, 2019 Confirmed



Election for Fale I Fono (Tuvaluan House of Assembly )

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At stake in this election:

  • 15 seats in the Parliament (Fale I Fono)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Enele SOPOAGA
  • Assembly: Tuvalu has a unicameral Parliament (Fale I Fono) with 15 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Iakoba ITALELI

 Description of electoral system:

  • Tuvalu is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The British sovereign is head of state and is represented by a Governor-General, who must be a citizen of Tuvalu and is appointed by the head of state on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament and is head of government. The cabinet consists of the Prime Minister, plus up to four other ministers, appointed by the Governor-General from among the members of parliament, on the advice of the Prime Minister. The cabinet advises the Governor-General who must accept its advice.
  • Parliament is composed of 15 members: two elected every four years by universal adult suffrage from seven electoral districts and one from the remainder. The Speaker, elected by the members, presides over parliament.
  • The constitution provides for the operation of a judiciary and for an independent public service. It guarantees protection of all fundamental rights and freedoms, and provides for the determination of citizenship.

Main parties in this parliamentary race:*

  • Independent(s): Independents*

* There are no formal political parties in Tuvalu

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 11,147 (July 2018 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 6,008 (2010 est.)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,636 (2018 est.)[3]
  • Is Tuvalu a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Tuvalu ratified CEDAW: Yes (6 October 1999)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1
  • Human Development Index Position: 85 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Tuvalu a signatory to CRPD: N/A
  • Has Tuvalu ratified CRPD: Yes (18 December 2013)
  •  Population with a disability: 1,630 (est.)