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The Parliament of Nauru has 18 members, elected for a three year term in multi-seat constituencies. The President of Nauru is elected by the members of the Parliament.

The members of the Parliament of Nauru are elected by a positional voting system.

The most recent elections took place on April 26, 2008. They provided President Marcus Stephen with a 12-6 parliamentary majority.[1]


Latest elections

e • d  Summary of the 26 April 2008 Nauru Parliament election results
Votes % Seats
Non-partisan followers of Marcus Stephen . 12
Others . 6
Total 18
Source: ABC Radio Australia, May 1, 2008.

Despite the fact that candidates supporting Ludwig Scotty's Administration were overwhelmingly sanctioned by the electorate during the 2007 Parliamentary elections, a new government was formed in late 2007 under a new President of Nauru, Marcus Stephen. These development occurred following ministerial crises and two motions of no confidence. Amidst accusations of a coup d'état, by March 2008 the Stephen Administration was ruling without the support of a viable Parliamentary majority, as it enjoyed the support of only 9 MPs out of 18. A fresh election on April 26 gave the Stephen government a full majority.

Current MPs

Constituency since April 26, 2008
Aiwo Constituency Godfrey Thoma
Dantes Tsitsi
Anabar Constituency Riddell Akua
Ludwig Scotty
Anetan Constituency Landon Deireragea
Marcus Stephen
Boe Constituency Mathew Batsiua
Baron Waqa
Buada Constituency Shadlog Bernicke
Roland Kun
Meneng Constituency Sprent Dabwido
Rykers Solomon
Ubenide Constituency David Adeang
Aloysius Amwano
Valdon Dowiyogo
Frederick Pitcher
Yaren Constituency Kieren Keke
Dominic Tabuna


Following the April 2008 election, Riddell Akua was appointed Speaker of the Parliament of Nauru. He replaced David Adeang.[2]


  1. ^ "Nauru president moves to ensure political stability", ABC Radio Australia, May 1, 2008
  2. ^ "Nauru president moves to ensure political stability", ABC Radio Australia, May 1, 2008

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