9 Jul 2016

Voting hold up in one Nauru constituency

3:08 pm on 9 July 2016
An aerial view of Nauru

An aerial view of Nauru Photo: RNZI

There has been confusion in the Aiwo constituency in Nauru today when the Supreme Court placed an interim injunction on the poll.

The Electoral Commissioner said this came after Tazio Gideon, whose nomination to stand in Aiwo was not accepted, had challenged the Commmission.

The Supreme Court announced late on Friday that voted in the two member constituency would be adjourned until the legal matter was resolved.

At the beginning of the day when polling started on other parts of Nauru, no votes were being cast in Aiwo.

But reports from the island said voting did get underway for a period and then stopped again.

Mr Gideon ran in 2012 in Aiwo.

He was the lowest polling candidate on that occasion.