Nauruan presidential election, 2007

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Indirect presidential elections were held in Nauru on 28 August 2007.[1] They were originally scheduled for June, but a debate on changing the constitution and allowing direct presidential elections delayed the election for a few months.

The incumbent Ludwig Scotty was re-elected with fourteen of the eighteen votes in parliament.[2] The candidate of the opposition, Commonwealth Games gold-winning weightlifter Marcus Stephen, earned three votes.[3]

However, after a vote of no confidence in December, 2007, the Administration of President of Nauru Ludwig Scotty was overturned in favour of a new Administration led by Marcus Stephen, who became President of Nauru in place of Mr. Scotty.


  1. ^ Dorney, Sean (2007-08-26). "Scotty Govt wins landslide Nauru election". ABC News. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Scotty returned as Nauru president". Sydney Morning Herald. 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Nauru's president re-elected". People's Daily Online. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-06.