Nauru President confident of breakthrough after court challenge thrown out
Updated at 5:35 pm on 20 October 2010
The Nauru caretaker Government hopes a resolution can be quickly found to a political impasse which's disrupted the island for months.
This follows a Supreme Court ruling in the Government's favour after the Opposition challenged the legality of the removal of the speaker and the imposition of a state of emergency.
The Supreme Court says the constitution allows the president to determine whether a state of emergency of exists, not the court.
President Marcus Stephen says they were delighted with the decision.
He a major impediment to finding a political solution has been removed and he's announced on Nauru TV that his door is always open to the Opposition.
"And I am hoping to get a response from them and that we can sit down and start talking again. Like I said any discussions were put to a halt because of the claims that what we were doing was unconstitutional. So having this out of the way I am hoping that members will approach myself."
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