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| The Honourable |
|Member of the Nauruan Parliament |
April 26, 2008 –June 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Cyril Buraman|
|Succeeded by||Cyril Buraman|
|Acting Speaker of Parliament|
April 18, 2013 –April 25, 2013
|Preceded by||Ludwig Scotty|
|Succeeded by||Godfrey Thoma|
July 9, 2010 –November 1, 2010
|Preceded by||Aloysius Amwano|
|Succeeded by||Ludwig Scotty|
|Born||16 May 1960|
Landon Deireragea (born May 16, 1960) is a Nauruan politician.
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.
Deireragea has been elected to parliament in the 2008 general elections, gaining the seat of Cyril Buraman.
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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.
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