23 May 2013

Nauru parliament dissolved - elections in a month

6:29 pm on 23 May 2013

Nauru's latest political stalemate is over with the dissolution of Parliament today after weeks of inactivity caused by the lack of a quorum.

MPs associated with the president Sprent Dabwido have been staying away from parliament in protest at the failure of the speaker, Godfrey Thoma, to follow a presidential advice to dissolve the institution and allow elections.

Parliament again lacked a quorum today but Mr Thoma dissolved it allowing elections late next month.

The poll is expected on the 22nd of June.