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Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Palamene / Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 3 August 2006
Purpose of elections Elections were held for all the seats in Parliament on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
Parliamentary elections were held on 3 August 2006 and contested by 32 candidates including two women. Since Tuvalu has no party system all candidates ran as independents.

On 25 August 2004 the Parliament had adopted a vote of no-confidence submitted by the opposition caucus leader Mr. Apisai Ielemia. Mr. Saufatu Sopoanga subsequently resigned as Prime Minister and member of parliament. On 7 October 2004 he regained his seat at a by-election and became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Works Transport and Communication under Mr. Maatia Toafa who was chosen by Parliament to be the new Prime Minister on 11 October 2004.

Prime Minister Toafa undertook a review of the Constitution and pledged to hold a referendum on whether the British monarch should be replaced as the Head of State.

Approximately 6 000 of the country's 11 000 inhabitants were registered to vote in the 2006 elections which went off peacefully.

The final results showed that all cabinet members with the exception of the Prime Minister had been defeated bringing eight new members to the Parliament. Neither of the two female candidates was elected.

On 14 August 2006 the new Parliament held its first session and elected Mr. Kamuta Latasi as its Speaker and Mr. Apisai Ielemia for another term as Prime Minister. In his inaugural speech Mr. Ielemia pledged to increase media freedom in the country and stressed the importance of good governance transparency and accountability.
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Tuvalu has no party system.

Source: Radio Australia

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