Legislature of the Marshall Islands
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Legislature of the Marshall Islands
Legislature of the Marshall Islands

Nitije
Seal of the Marshall Islands.svg
Type
Type
Structure
Seats33 members
Marshall Islands Nitijela.svg
Political groups
     Independent (33)
Elections
single and multi-seat constituencies
Last election
16 November 2015
Meeting place
Majuro
Website
rmiparliament.org/cms/

The Legislature of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Nitije) has 33 members, elected for a four-year term in single-seat and five multi-seat constituencies. The last election was November 21, 2011. Elections in the Marshall Islands are officially nonpartisan, but most members of the Nitije are affiliated with one of the four active political parties in the Marshall Islands: Aelon Kein Ad (AKA), Kien Eo Am (KEA), United People's Party (UPP), and United Democratic Party (UDP).

Speakers

Name Period
Atlan Anien 1975 – 1988
Kessai Note 1988 – January 10, 2000
Litokwa Tomeing January 10, 2000 – 2007
Jurelang Zedkaia January 7, 2008 – October 26, 2009
Alvin Jacklick November 2, 2009 – January 7, 2012
Donald Capelle January 7, 2012 – January 4, 2016
Kenneth Kedi January 4, 2016 – present

Members of Nitije

The twenty-four electoral districts into which the country is divided correspond to the inhabited islands and atolls. There are four political parties in the Marshall Islands: Aelon Kein Ad (AKA), Kien Eo Am (KEA), United People's Party (UPP), and United Democratic Party (UDP). Control is shared by the AKA and the KEA. The following senators are in the legislative body:[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Results for 2011 Elections in Marshall Islands". Adam Carr Election Data. 21 February 2012.

External links


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