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The President of Nauru is elected by Parliament from among its members, and is both the head of state and the head of government of Nauru. Nauru's unicameral Parliament has 19 members, with an electoral term of 3 years. Political parties only play a minor role in Nauru politics, and there have often been periods of instability in the Presidential office. Shifting allegiances among a small number of individuals can lead to frequent changes in the makeup of the government of the day, including the presidential position itself.

President of the Republic of Nauru
President Ribulik Naoero
Coat of arms of Nauru.svg
Seal of Government of
the Republic of Nauru
Baron Waqa.jpg
Incumbent
Baron Waqa

since 11 June 2013
ResidenceState House
Anetan District
AppointerParliament of Nauru
Term lengthThree years
renewable, can be removed by a majority of Parliament
Inaugural holderHammer DeRoburt
31 January 1968
FormationConstitution of Nauru
DeputyMinister Assisting the President of Nauru
Websitenaurugov.nr

ListEdit

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took office Left office Party
1 Hammer DeRoburt
(1922–1992)
  31 January 1968 22 December 1976 Independent
2 Bernard Dowiyogo
(1946–2003)
22 December 1976 19 December 1978 Nauru Party
3 Lagumot Harris
(1938–1999)
  19 December 1978 23 December 1978 Independent
(1) Hammer DeRoburt
(1922–1992)
  23 December 1978 17 September 1986 Independent
4 Kennan Adeang
(1942–2011)
  17 September 1986 1 October 1986 Nauru Party
(1) Hammer DeRoburt
(1922–1992)
  1 October 1986 12 December 1986 Independent
(4) Kennan Adeang
(1942–2011)
  12 December 1986 22 December 1986 Nauru Party
(1) Hammer DeRoburt
(1922–1992)
  22 December 1986 17 August 1989 Independent
5 Kenas Aroi
(1942–1991)
  17 August 1989 12 December 1989 Independent
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo
(1946–2003)
12 December 1989 22 November 1995 Democratic Party
(3) Lagumot Harris
(1938–1999)
  22 November 1995 11 November 1996 Independent
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo
(1946–2003)
11 November 1996 26 November 1996 Democratic Party
(4) Kennan Adeang
(1942–2011)
  26 November 1996 19 December 1996 Democratic Party
6 Ruben Kun
(1942–2014)
  19 December 1996 13 February 1997 Independent
7 Kinza Clodumar
(1945–)
  13 February 1997 18 June 1998 Centre Party
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo
(1946–2003)
18 June 1998 27 April 1999 Democratic Party
8 René Harris
(1947–2008)
27 April 1999 20 April 2000 Independent
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo
(1946–2003)
20 April 2000 30 March 2001 Democratic Party
(8) René Harris
(1947–2008)
30 March 2001 9 January 2003 Independent
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo
(1946–2003)
9 January 2003 17 January 2003 Democratic Party
(8) René Harris
(1947–2008)
17 January 2003 18 January 2003 Independent
(2) Bernard Dowiyogo
(1946–2003)
18 January 2003 9 March 2003 Democratic Party
9 Derog Gioura
(1932–2008)
  10 March 2003 29 May 2003 Independent
10 Ludwig Scotty
(1948–)
  29 May 2003 8 August 2003 Independent
(8) René Harris
(1947–2008)
8 August 2003 22 June 2004 Independent
(10) Ludwig Scotty
(1948–)
  22 June 2004 19 December 2007 Independent
11 Marcus Stephen
(1969–)
  19 December 2007 10 November 2011 Independent
12 Freddie Pitcher
(1967–)
  10 November 2011 15 November 2011 Independent
13 Sprent Dabwido
(1972–2019)
  15 November 2011 11 June 2013 Independent
14 Baron Waqa
(1959–)
  11 June 2013 Incumbent Independent

Latest electionEdit

e • d Summary of the 13 July 2016 President of Nauru election results
Affiliation Candidates Votes
Government Baron Waqa 16
Opposition Riddell Akua 2
Total 18

SourcesEdit