4 Jun 2010

Nauru Parliament entering a seventh week in deadlock

5:24 pm on 4 June 2010

Nauru's parliament is back in deadlock after a Speaker, elected just three days ago, resigned.

The political impasse has now extends to six weeks, since early elections brought an evenly split parliament.

When Parliament resumed on Friday, the Speaker, Dominic Tabuna, announced he'd taken the job believing that MPs were ready to elect the other office holders, including a President.

But when this didn't happen he resigned.

Parliament is now due to sit on Tuesday next week.