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President of Nauru

President of the Republic of Nauru
President Ribulik Naoero
Incumbent
Baron Waqa

since 11 June 2013
Residence State House
Anetan District
Appointer Parliament of Nauru
Term length Three years
renewable, can be removed by a majority of Parliament
Inaugural holder Hammer DeRoburt
31 January 1968
Formation Constitution of Nauru
Website [1]


The President of Nauru is elected by Parliament from amongst its members. He or she is both the head of state and head of government of Nauru. Nauru's unicameral Parliament has 19 members, with an electoral term of 3 years. Political parties only play a minor role in Nauru politics, and there has often been significant periods of instability in the Presidential office. Shifting allegiances amongst a small number of individuals can lead to frequent changes in the makeup of the government of the day, including the Presidential position itself.

List of Presidents of Nauru

No. Name Took office Left office Party
1 Hammer DeRoburt 31 January 1968 22 December 1976 Non-partisan
2 Bernard Dowiyogo 22 December 1976 19 April 1978 Nauru Party
3 Lagumot Harris 19 April 1978 15 May 1978 Non-partisan
(1) Hammer DeRoburt 15 May 1978 17 September 1986 Non-partisan
4 Kennan Adeang 17 September 1986 1 October 1986 Nauru Party
(1) Hammer DeRoburt 1 October 1986 12 December 1986 Non-partisan
(4) Kennan Adeang 12 December 1986 22 December 1986 Nauru Party
(1) Hammer DeRoburt 22 December 1986 17 August 1989 Non-partisan
5 Kenas Aroi 17 August 1989 12 December 1989 Non-partisan
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo 12 December 1989 22 November 1995 Democratic Party
(3) Lagumot Harris 22 November 1995 11 November 1996 Non-partisan
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo 11 November 1996 26 November 1996 Democratic Party
(4) Kennan Adeang 26 November 1996 19 December 1996 Democratic Party
6 Ruben Kun 19 December 1996 13 February 1997 Non-partisan
7 Kinza Clodumar 13 February 1997 18 June 1998 Centre Party
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo 18 June 1998 27 April 1999 Democratic Party
8 René Harris 27 April 1999 20 April 2000 Non-partisan
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo 20 April 2000 30 March 2001 Democratic Party
(8) René Harris 30 March 2001 9 January 2003 Non-partisan
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo 9 January 2003 17 January 2003 Democratic Party
(8) René Harris 17 January 2003 18 January 2003 Non-partisan
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo 18 January 2003 10 March 2003 Democratic Party
9 Derog Gioura 10 March 2003 29 May 2003 Non-partisan
10 Ludwig Scotty 29 May 2003 8 August 2003 Non-partisan
(8) René Harris 8 August 2003 22 June 2004 Non-partisan
(10) Ludwig Scotty 22 June 2004 19 December 2007 Non-partisan
11 Marcus Stephen 19 December 2007 10 November 2011 Non-partisan
12 Frederick Pitcher 10 November 2011 15 November 2011 Non-partisan
13 Sprent Dabwido 15 November 2011 11 June 2013 Non-partisan
14 Baron Waqa 11 June 2013 Incumbent Non-partisan

Latest election

 Summary of the 11 June 2013 President of Nauru election results
Affiliation Candidates Votes
Government Baron Waqa 13
Opposition Roland Kun 5
Total 18

Sources

  • http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-06-11/baron-waqa-named-as-new-nauru-president/1144022
  • http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=76686
  • http://www.naurugov.nr/government.aspx


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