Landon Deireragea

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The Honourable
Landon Deireragea
MP
Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Anetan
In office
April 26, 2008 – June 8, 2013
Preceded by Cyril Buraman
Succeeded by Cyril Buraman
Acting Speaker of Parliament
In office
April 18, 2013 – April 25, 2013
Preceded by Ludwig Scotty
Succeeded by Godfrey Thoma
In office
July 9, 2010 – November 1, 2010
Preceded by Aloysius Amwano
Succeeded by Ludwig Scotty
Personal details
Born (1960-05-16) 16 May 1960 (age 58)
Nauru
Nationality Nauru Nauruan
Residence Anetan

Landon Deireragea (born May 16, 1960) is a Nauruan politician.[1]

Parliamentary role

Deireragea has been elected to parliament in the 2008 general elections, gaining the seat of Cyril Buraman.

He represents the Anetan Constituency in the Parliament of Nauru.

Deireragea was defeated in the 2013 parliamentary elections, with Cyril Buraman taking the seat.

Deputy Speaker

After the June 2010 general elections Deireragea was elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament. In this role he deputizes for the Speaker of Parliament. Thus far in his term the office of speaker has fallen vacant twice, during which time Deireragea became Acting Speaker. The first period was the longest, July 9 until November 1, 2010. This period of vacancy was caused by the removal of Aloysius Amwano from office and was drawn out by deadlock over who should be speaker. Finally Ludwig Scotty was elected, ending Deireragea's acting speakership. The second period was brief, from April 18 until April 25, 2013, between the resignation of Speaker Scotty and the election of Godfrey Thoma.

Background

Deireragea is a close relative of former parliamentarians Maein Deireragea and James Deireragea, who both served in the parliament for the Anabar Constituency. Politics in Nauru tends to be family oriented.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nauru parliament sits briefly again amid Speaker void". Radio New Zealand International. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 


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