CANDIDATES LINE UP FOR NAURU ELECTION

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NAURU (Radio Australia, April 29) - Some of Nauru's most senior
current and former public servants are candidates in Saturday's national
elections.

The head of Nauru's Foreign Affairs Department is amongst those
who have nominated.

Foreign Affairs Secretary, Angie Itsimaera, is standing in the
largest electorate on Nauru, Uabanide.

The electorate returns four Members to the eighteen seat
Parliament.

Itsimaera is one of a number of women candidates.

Another is the former Health Secretary, Marleen Moses.

The vast majority of those contesting the elections are men.

The former Chief Secretary, Matthew Batsiua, has nominated.

He resigned last year in protest at what he says was a lack of
commitment by the then Rene Harris led government to economic and financial
planning.

Nauru’s parilous economic plight is a major campaign issue.

April 29, 2003

Radio Australia: http://abc.net.au/ra

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