Nauru

Parliament

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
No

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parliament
Chamber name
Parliament
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
3

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
No information available

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of Parliament
Speaker
Marcus Stephen (Male)
Date of birth: 01 Oct 1969
Term
27 Aug 2019
Additional information

Elected on 27 Aug. 2019, re-elected on 28 Sep. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Ann-Marie Cain (Female)
Term
11 Apr 2013
Notes

Appointed on 11 April 2013.

Members

Statutory number of members
19
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
19
Current number of members
19
Men
17
Women
2
Percentage of women
10.5%
Population (in thousands)
13
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
684

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
46.0
(2022-09)
Youngest member
Wawani Dowiyogo (Male)
Youngest member (years)
33
Oldest member
Charmaine Scotty (Female)
Oldest member (years)
60
Number of members, by age (2022-09)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 0 7 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 17
Female 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Totals per age interval 0 0 7 2 3 7 0 0 0 0 19
Total <= 45: 9 Total >= 46: 10
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
36.8% 37% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
47.4% 47% 0.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No