25 Oct 2004

Nauru poll a vote for reform, says Minister

8:34 pm on 25 October 2004

A key minister in Nauru's last government says the voters have given a clear mandate to carry on with reform.

Doctor Kieren Keke hopes to stay on as health minister when a government is formed.

The general election on Saturday saw President Ludwig Scotty shore up support, with his nine-member government re-elected.

Doctor Keke says seven of the nine members of the Opposition were dumped in favour of pro-reform candidates.

"A number of the new members that were elected, campaigned clearly on a reform agenda in support of the plans and policies of the Scotty-led government; and so the people have given the Scotty government a clear mandate to continue with its reform agenda."