Nauru’s Minister of Transport and Health, Valdon Dowiyogo, is reported to have died during a visit to Russia. The 48 year old minister was reported to be in poor health.
An election has been announced for 9 July 2016. Results will be published here.
Nauru’s Speaker of Parliament, Ludwig Scotty, has issued the awaited writ announcing the dissolution of parliament and for a general election to be held on 9th July. The last election […]
Following the general election on 8th June, the new parliament has met and elected a new President and Cabinet. In an attempt to break the problem of past deadlocks in […]
An election took place on 8 June 2013. Supporters of the Government 14 Opponents of the Government 5 Total 18
A general election is being held today after months of political stalemate brought about by no clear majority in the island’s parliament. The election had originally been planned for 22nd […]
President Sprent Dabwido has declared a state of emergency in the country allowing him to release funds for the normal functioning of government. As part of the move the president […]
Radio New Zealand International reported early this morning that Speaker Godfrey Thoma dissolved parliament today after parliament lacked a quorum after weeks of stalemate. The media outlet reports that a […]
Chief Justice Geoffrey Eames of the Supreme Court in Nauru has ruled that the decision by the Speaker of Parliament, Ludwig Scotty, to dissolve parliament last month was unconstitutional. The […]
Ludwig Scotty, Nauru’s Speaker has dissolved parliament indefinitely, citing unruly behaviour by MPs as the reason. As a result an election is likely to be held within weeks, rather than […]
An Australian Newspaper, The West Australian, is reporting that Nauru’s Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Health, Sport, Dr. Kieren Keke has resigned from cabinet. No official reason for the […]
According to reports in the Radio New Zealand International, President Sprent Dabwido, has appointed a new Cabinet after his dismissal of the old Cabinet yesterday. The new Cabinet lineup has […]
President Sprent Dabwido has, today, dismissed his entire Cabinet, saying that he is unable to work with them. The President has been trying to push forward constitutional amendments which would […]
Nauru elected a new president yesterday just a week after a president was elected. A week ago President Marcus Stephen, who had led the country for about four years, resigned […]
President Marcus Stephen has resigned following allegations of corruption. An opposition member is reported as having read out an email in parliament purporting to come from the president which asks […]
The Nauru Government website states that “Nauru does not have a political party system, so all members of Parliament are effectively independent members. Whilst it is usual for members to […]
Early inhabitants of Nauru were Micronesian and Polynesian settlers from about 3,000 years ago. The island society developed into twelve tribes or clans and these are depicted today by the […]
An indirect election was held on 15 November 2010 and Sprent Dabwido was elected president with nine votes for his nomination and eight votes against.