FILE PHOTO: Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations Normal Meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Nauru President Baron Waqa was voted out of workplace within the tiny South Pacific island nation after six years in energy, media stories stated on Sunday.
Waqa was overwhelmed in his seat of Boe in a nationwide election on Saturday. He contested the seat towards 4 different candidates, two of whom gained seats in Nauru’s 19-member parliament, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Sixty candidates contested the election, searching for the help of seven,400 registered voters. Ultimate outcomes have been anticipated afterward Sunday.
Political instability has plagued Nauru previously however the earlier election in 2016 was deemed by Commonwealth observers to be clear and truthful.
The Micronesian nation, with a inhabitants estimated at about 11,300 folks, as soon as made its cash from phosphate mining.
The island additionally hosts a controversial detention heart housing asylum seekers on behalf of Australia, its largest overseas help donor.
Underneath Australian regulation, would-be asylum seekers intercepted making an attempt to succeed in its shores by boat are despatched for processing to offshore camps in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
Reporting by Alison Bevege; Enhancing by Paul Tait