ElectionGudie

June 19, 2010 Held

5,287
Voted
Nauru

Republic of Nauru

Election for Nauruan Parliament

Results

91%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,287
Valid Votes:5,180
Invalid Votes:107

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Non-partisan followers of Marcus Stephen 9 - -

Non-partisan opponents of Marcus Stephen 8 - -

Independent 1 - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 18 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Marcus STEPHEN
  • Head of Government: President Marcus STEPHEN
  • Assembly: Nauru has a unicameral Parliament with 18 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 3-year term.
  • In the Parliament 18 members are elected through a Borda Count system to serve 3-year terms.***

*** Elections in Nauru are formally non-partisan. Nauru uses a modified Borda Count system called the Dowdall system. Key differences from the theoretical Borda system are that (1) this is applied in multimember constituencies and (2) the values assigned to a voter's preferences are fractions of a full point. (e.g. A voter's first preference carries a value of 1, her third preference a value of 1/3, and so on.) As with a single-winner Borda system, the N candidates with the highest vote totals win N seats in each district. There are seven two-seat districts and one four-seat district. A voter must use all her rankings for her ballot to be valid.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Independent(s): Non-partisan followers of Marcus Stephen
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Independent(s): Non-partisan opponents of Marcus Stephen
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Independent(s): Independent
    • Leader: Milton DUBE
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,025 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 5,238 (April 2008 )

Gender Data:

·         Is Nauru a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Nauru ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 June 2011)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 0

·         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 (27 June 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 1,503 (est.)