Nauru

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Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
24.08.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
14.07.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.08.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
19
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.

There is no party system, or all candidates stood as independents.

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Baron Waqa, in power since 2013, lost his bid to be re-elected to the 19-member Parliament. A few other prominent figures also lost their seats: Former President Ludwig Scotty and former Speaker Riddell Akua. Two women were elected to the 19-member Parliament. On 27 August, the newly elected Parliament elected Mr. Marcus Stephen as its new Speaker. In the indirect election for the presidency by Parliament, Mr. Lionel Aingimea (former Secretary of Justice) defeated former Finance Minister David Adeang. The new President, likewise his predecessor, pledged to maintain the country’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan. He did not immediately comment on the fate of Australia’s offshore refugee detention centre in Nauru, which former President Waqa was in favour of keeping. The revenue from the centre has been the main source of Nauru’s Government.

There is no data on political parties, for example because there is no party system or candidates stood as independents.

Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
17
Number of women elected
2
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
10.53%
Sources
Parliament (27.08.2019) https://www.election.com.nr AFP Reuters ABC https://www.theguardian.com http://www.loopnauru.com/
Women Directly Elected
2

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
17
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
2
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
27.08.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Marcus Stephen (Male)
Date of election
27.08.2019