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Preliminary Election Results - P.M. Talake Voted Out

Tuvalu Online - 26 July 2002
Brian Cannon

(July 27: Page updated to correct error reporting that Nui, Nanumaga and Nukufetau had one member when in fact they have 2 each)

The current Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Koloa Talake has been voted out of office in the national election held Thursday. Mr. Talake finished ninth out of nine candidates on his home island of Vaitupu.

Cabinet Minister Koke Malua of Nanumea, Minister of Works, Energy and Communications was also voted out.

Samuelu P. Teo of Niutao,  Minister of  Natural Resources and Saufatu Sopoanga of Nukufetau, Minister Finance and Economic Planning both retain their seats, along with Alesana K. Seluka of Nui, Minister of Education and Health and Otinielu Tausi of Nanumaga, Minister for Internal Affairs & Local Government.

Ordinary members re-elected include Kamuta Latasi of Funafuti, Faimalaga Luka of Nukufetau, Amasone Kilei of Nui, Namoto Kelisiano of Nanumaga and Bikenibeu Paeniu of Nukulaelae.

All islands vote two members to parliament, with the exception of Nukulaelae, which votes one member.

Here are the unofficial results of each island, posted anonymously on the Tuvalu Online message board:
 

  Funafuti:
Kamuta Latasi = 373 (R)
Kausea Natano = 364 (E)
Teleke Lauti = 149
Elia Tavita = 58
Loto Pasefika = 28
Vaitupu:
Apisai Ielemia = 335 (E)
Leti Pelesala = 185 (E)
Matanle Iosefa = 175
Lise Talia = 172
Teagai Esekia = 149
Eti Esela = 125
Ioane Malologa = 123
Popu Asuelu = 105
Koloa Talake = 85
 
Nanumea:
Sio Patiale = 332 (E)
Maatia Toafa = 309 (E)
Lagitupu Tuilimu = 162
Lopati T Lopati = 161
Kokea Malua = 159
Houati Iele = 129
Laina Teuea = 89
 
  Niutao:
Samuelu P Teo = 317 (R)
Saloa Tauia = 310 (E)
Tavau Teii = 294
Tomu Sione = 276
 
Nui:
Amasone Kilei = 319 (R)
Alesana Seluka = 258 (R)
Rurunteiti Kaiarake =194
 Nukufetau:
Saufatu Sopoaga = 281 (R)
Faimalaga Luka = 230 (R)
Nusipepa Tinapa = 190
Peneueta George = 190
Petaia Meauma = 150
 
  Nanumaga:
Namoto Kelisiano = 354 (R)
Otinielu T Tausi = 229  (R)
Fepuali Kiti = 178
Nukulaelae:
Bikenibeu Paeniu = 124 (R)
Aifou Tafia = 61
Susana Semu = 29
 
(R) = Re-elected
(E) = Elected
 



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