ElectionGudie

Aug. 24, 2019 Confirmed

Nauru

Republic of Nauru

Election for Nauruan Parliament

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:

  • 19 seats in Parliament

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Baron WAQA
  • Head of Government: President Baron WAQA
  • Assembly: Nauru has a unicameral Parliament composed of 19 seats with members serving 3-year terms.

Electoral System:

  • Members of Parliament are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote[1].

Main Parties in this Election[2]:

  • Nauru First Party
  • Democratic Party of Nauru
  • The Centre Party

Note: Political parties exist in Nauru, but most candidates run as independents for elections.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 9,692 (2018est.)
  • Registered Voters: 7,843 (2016)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,143 (2018 est.)
  • Is Nauru a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Nauru ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 June 2011)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 2 (10.5%)
  • Human Development Index Position: N/A
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Nauru a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Nauru ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (27 June 2012)
  • Population with a disability: 1,431 (est.)
 

[1] The public elects the MPs in their respective constituencies; the 19 MPs elect a President; and the President elects his Cabinet.

[2] A list of candidates running can be found here: https://www.election.com.nr/2019/08/15/2019-general-election-candidates/