Nauruan parliamentary election, June 2010
All 18 seats of the Parliament of Nauru
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Early parliamentary elections were held in Nauru on 19 June 2010 after the previous parliamentary election in April 2010 had resulted in a deadlock between government and opposition, tied at nine seats each. This led to an extended state of emergency in Nauru as a result of this election.
 In total after the calculation of the 8 constituencies there was a total of 5180 formal votes cast in the election.
One MP belonging to the opposition lost the re-election, while all 17 others were re-elected. Independent MP Milton Dube holds the balance of power. The Nauru Parliament's two groups must compete for his support. Dube was elected in Aiwo constituency, unseating Dantes Tsitsi of the Opposition. The new MP declared himself independent, and stated he would support the side which would do the most for his constituency. He wants to reduce the levels of phosphate dust from a problematic drying plant. The MP in favour of government, Doctor Kieren Keke, plans to discuss the matter with Dube within a week of his election. Parliament have scheduled a sitting on the Tuesday morning following the election.
Aloysius Amwano was elected as speaker on 30 June 2010, but demanded that Stephen stand down as president. Stephen's followers agreed to this, but only if the new president came from their ranks, with their preferred nominee being Kieren Keke. However, there are two other contenders, Baron Waqa (the opposition leader) and Godfrey Thoma.
Rykers Solomon, an opposition MP, joined the government on 6 July 2010, but Amwano nonetheless refused to allow a motion to elect the president, suspending parliament until 8 July 2010. Amwano was then dismissed on 7 July 2010 by Stephen, but refused to quit. In a short parliamentary session held on 9 July 2010, Deputy Speaker Landon Deireragea announced that he had assumed the Speaker's position.
|supporters of Marcus Stephen||9|
|opponents of Marcus Stephen||8|
|Source: Australia Network News|
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