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Tuvalu Election Results

September 16, 2010

Prime Minister Apisai Ielemia was among 10 sitting Members od Parliament re-elected in polls for the Pacific nation's 15-seat parliament on September 16.

The legislature's Speaker Kamuta Latasi said Ielemia would seek to form a coalition government following Thursday's vote in the former British colony, one of the world's smallest independent nations, with just 12,000 residents.

"The MPs will meet next week for discussion about forming the government and who will be prime minister," Latasi told AFP.

Twenty-six candidates, including all 15 sitting members, contested the poll.

The results were as follows (E) Elected

Funafuti
Kausea Natano- 436 (E)
Kamuta Laatasi- 302 (E)
Samuelu P Teo- 289

Nanumaga
Monise Lafai- 379 (E)
Falesa Pitoi- 296 (E)
Otinielu Tausi- 230

Nanumea
Matia Toafa-531 (E)
Willy Telavi-443 (E)
Amuia Tapeva-434

Niutao
Fauoa Maani -314 (E)
Vete Sakaio -314 (E)
Toomu Sione-235
Tavau Teii-218
Iopu Iupasi- 200

Nui
Isaia Italeli- 263 (E)
Taom Tanukale- 246 (E)
Seluka Seluka- 203
Leneuoti Maatusi- 159
Iopu Iupasi- 200

Nukufetau
Enele Sopoaga- 490 (E)
Lotoala Metia- 399 (E)
Elisala Piita- 322

Nukulaelae
Namoliki Sualiki- 148 (E)
Vaefitu Paeniu- 117

Vaitupu
Apisai Ielemia- 597 (E)
Taukelina Finekaso- 541 (E)
Ionatana Peia- 403

Brian Cannon
TuvaluIslands.com

Source: AFP, Smh.com.au, various sources in Tuvalu


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