1 Jun 2010

Nauru makes some political progress with election of Speaker

1:22 pm on 1 June 2010

There has been a breakthrough after five weeks of political deadlock in Nauru with the election of a Parliamentary Speaker.

The assembly has been evenly split since elections on April 24th, but this morning both sides put forward candidates for Speaker, with the caretaker Government's nominee, Dominic Tabuna, winning on the second ballot after the first was tied.

The next step is the election of a deputy speaker, two committee chairmen and then the President and this is expected to completed this afternoon.