Preliminary results are in for Nauru’s elections, and it appears President Baron Waqa has lost his seat.
Nauruans went to the polls today and preliminary results are in for all but one electorate.
Also to miss out are sitting MP Riddel Akua, former President Ludwig Scotty and former Foreign Minister Dr Kieren Keke.
Opposition member Matthew Batsiua, who was also a former foreign and health minister before becoming embroiled in a battle with Waqa’s government over his exupulsion from parliament, ran a close fourth in the Boe constituency, behind Waqa.
Yaren consistuency will be represented by the only two women elected so far, Charmaine Scotty and Isabella Dageago.
The new President will be decided amongst the successful candidates.
Results from the final Ubenide constituency are believed to be imminent. Justice Minister David Adeang is amongst the 12 candidates contesting there.
Elected to parliament so far are:
- Rennier Gadabu
- Milton Dube (returning)
- Timothy Ika
- Marcus Stephen
- Maverick Eoe
- Pyon Deiye
- Martin Hunt
- Asterio Appi (returning)
- Shadlog Bernike (returning)
- Bingham Agir (returning)
- Lionel Aingimea (returning)
- Kyde Menke
- Tawaki Kam (returning)
- Charmaine Scotty (returning)
- Isabella Dageago