List of Speakers of the Parliament of Nauru

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The Speaker of the Parliament of Nauru is the presiding officer of that legislature in the Republic of Nauru. The Speaker is elected by the members in the Parliament of Nauru. [1]

Speaker (politics) presiding officer of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body

The speaker of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body, is its presiding officer, or the chair. The title was first used in 1377 in England.

A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislatures form important parts of most governments; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of government.

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.

A list of the office holders follows. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Itubwa Amram 1968 – Jan 1971
Kenas Aroi Jan 1971 - April 1977
David Peter Gadaroa April 1977 - Aug 1981
Ruben Kun Aug 1981 - Dec 1986
Pres Nimes Ekwona Dec 1986 - Jan 1987 - 1988
Derog Gioura ? - June 1988 - Sep 1992 - ?
Paul D. Jeremiah ? - May 1993 - Nov 1995
Maein Deireragea Nov 1995 - Feb 1997
Kennan Adeang Feb 1997 - Dec 1998
Ludwig Keke Dec 1998 - May 2000
Ludwig Scotty May 2000 - May 2003
Godfrey Thoma May 6, 2003 May 7, 2003
Fabian Ribauw May 29, 2003 2003
Russell Kun 2003–2004
Vassal Gadoengin October 2004 December 15, 2004
Valdon Dowiyogo December 27, 2004 December 2007
Riddell Akua December 2007 March 18, 2008resigned
David Adeang March 20, 2008 2008removed from office
Riddell Akua April 29, 2008 2010resigned
Godfrey Thoma May 13, 2010 May 18, 2010resigned
Dominic Tabuna June 1, 2010 June 4, 2010resigned
Aloysius Amwano July 2, 2010 2010removed from office
Landon Deireragea July 9, 2010 November 1, 2010acting
Ludwig Scotty November 1, 2010 April 18, 2013resigned
Landon Deireragea April 18, 2013 April 25, 2013acting
Godfrey Thoma April 25, 2013 June 11, 2013lost seat after 2013 elections.
Ludwig Scotty June 11, 2013 July 2016lost seat after 2016 elections.
Cyril Buraman July 13, 2016 Incumbent

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  2. "IPU PARLINE database: NAURU, election archives".
  3. "RONLAW - Nauru's Online Legal Database - Advanced search".
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