21 Jun 2010

Unofficial results from Nauru election indicate on going stalemate

6:17 am on 21 June 2010

Unofficial results from Nauru's weekend election indicate another hung parliament.

The vote was the second poll in eight weeks after the previous general election returned exactly the same MPs which continued an existing stalemate in parliament.

Radio Australia reports that this round has delivered one new member of parliament.

But that early result means there is still no clear majority for either side.

The impasse after the previous vote resulted in the President of Nauru, Marcus Stephen, declaring a state of emergency.