10 May 2013

Call for voters to have a say as Nauru political impasse continues

1:44 pm on 10 May 2013

A 66 year old retired woman on Nauru says the solution to the country's latest political crisis is simple - hold elections.

Briar-Rose Alona was speaking after yet another day when parliamentary meetings were abandoned because of the lack of a quorum.

MPs are divided over whether parliament should debate a dissolution order made by president Sprent Dabwido last month.

Ms Alona says many on the island agree with her that voters should have their say to try and resolve the impasse.

"Let the people vote, let the people decide what to do with these youngsters. They are acting like irresponsible children."

Briar-Rose Alona on Nauru.

Other sources on the island say the president may declare a state of emergency to force the dissolution of parliament.