Landon Deireragea

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The Honourable
Landon Deireragea
MP
Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Anetan
In office
April 26, 2008 June 8, 2013
Preceded by Cyril Buraman
Succeeded by Cyril Buraman
Acting Speaker of Parliament
In office
April 18, 2013 April 25, 2013
Preceded by Ludwig Scotty
Succeeded by Godfrey Thoma
In office
July 9, 2010 November 1, 2010
Preceded by Aloysius Amwano
Succeeded by Ludwig Scotty
Personal details
Born (1960-05-16) 16 May 1960 (age 58)
Nauru
Nationality Flag of Nauru.svg Nauruan
Residence Anetan

Landon Deireragea (born May 16, 1960) is a Nauruan politician. [1]

Nauru Republic in Oceania

Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania, in the Central Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (190 mi) to the east. It further lies northwest of Tuvalu, north of the Solomon Islands, east-northeast of Papua New Guinea, southeast of the Federated States of Micronesia and south of the Marshall Islands. With only a 21-square-kilometre (8.1 sq mi) area, Nauru is the third-smallest state on the list of countries and dependencies by area behind Vatican City and Monaco, making it the smallest state in the South Pacific Ocean, the smallest island state, and the smallest republic. Its population is 11,347, making it the third smallest on the list of countries and dependencies by population, after the Vatican and Tuvalu.

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Parliamentary role

Deireragea has been elected to parliament in the 2008 general elections, gaining the seat of Cyril Buraman.

Cyril Buraman is a political figure and member of the Parliament of Nauru.

He represents the Anetan Constituency in the Parliament of Nauru.

Anetan Constituency Constituency in Nauru

Anetan Constituency is one of the constituencies of Nauru and is made up of two districts: Anetan and Ewa. It covers an area of 2.2 km², and has a population of 1,180. It returns two members to the Parliament of Nauru in Yaren.

Parliament of Nauru

The Parliament of Nauru has 19 members, elected for a three-year term in multi-seat constituencies. The President of Nauru is elected by the members of the Parliament. The number of seats was increased to 19 following elections in 2013.

Deireragea was defeated in the 2013 parliamentary elections, with Cyril Buraman taking the seat.

Deputy Speaker

After the June 2010 general elections Deireragea was elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament. In this role he deputizes for the Speaker of Parliament. Thus far in his term the office of speaker has fallen vacant twice, during which time Deireragea became Acting Speaker. The first period was the longest, July 9 until November 1, 2010. This period of vacancy was caused by the removal of Aloysius Amwano from office and was drawn out by deadlock over who should be speaker. Finally Ludwig Scotty was elected, ending Deireragea's acting speakership. The second period was brief, from April 18 until April 25, 2013, between the resignation of Speaker Scotty and the election of Godfrey Thoma.

Aloysius Arabao Iyomogo Edrick Amwano is a Nauruan politician.

Ludwig Derangadage Scotty is a Nauruan politician who twice served as President of Nauru and has been Speaker of Parliament since 2013. He served as President from 29 May 2003 to 8 August 2003 and again from 22 June 2004 until his ousting in a vote of no confidence on 19 December 2007. He served as Speaker from 2000 until his election as President in 2003, again from November 2010 to April 2013, and from June 2013 to June 2016.

Background

Deireragea is a close relative of former parliamentarians Maein Deireragea and James Deireragea, who both served in the parliament for the Anabar Constituency. Politics in Nauru tends to be family oriented.

Anabar Constituency Constituency in Nauru

Anabar Constituency is one of the constituencies of Nauru and is made up of three districts: Anabar, Anibare, and Ijuw. It covers an area of 5.1 km², and has a population of 1,240. It returns two members to the Parliament of Nauru in Yaren.

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Politics of Nauru

Politics of Nauru takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Nauru is the head of government of the executive branch. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the parliament. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.

Elections in Nauru

Nauru elects on a national level a head of state and a legislature. Parliament has 19 members, elected for a three-year term in multi-seat constituencies. The president is elected for a three-year term by the parliament.

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