ELECTIONS HELD IN 1994
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|Maneaba Ni Maungatabu|
|21 July 1994 29 July 1994|
|Elections were held for all the elective seats in Parliament following premature dissolution of this body in May 1994. General elections had previously taken place in May 1991.|
|General elections had previously taken place in May 1991, as a result of which Mr. Teatao Teannaki was elected President of the Republic.
Three years later – i.e., one year before the normal expiry of the House of Assembly’s term – the parliamentary opposition passed a vote of no confidence in the Teannaki administration on the grounds of financial misconduct. Polling was set for July 1994 and, in the interim, executive power was entrusted to a three-member Council of State, which was for its part internally divided.
Altogether 260 candidates contested the 39 elective Assembly seats. They belonged to three distinct groups: the National Progressive Party (NPP), a loose association of politicians supporting similar policies who had ruled the country since its independence in 1979; the opposition Maneaban Te Mauri (MTM), likewise a loose alliance led by Mr. Roniti Teiwaki; and unaffiliated individuals.
The first round of voting (on 21/22 July) produced only seven outright winners, all of them from the MTM. Final results in the second round (28/29 July) gave the MTM a plurality over the NPP (which lost 12 seats), with 19 seats going to independents. On 30 September, Mr. Teburoro Tito of the MTM was elected President; he heads an 11-member Cabinet.
|Round no 1: Distribution of seats|
|Maneaban Te Mauri (MTM)||13|
|National Progressive Party (NPP)||7|
|Elective seats only.|
|Distribution of seats according to sex:|
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