Monday, June 21, 2010

More deadlock in Nauru

Nauru went to the polls over the weekend in the second election in three months, called in an effort to break a Parliamentary deadlock. But from preliminary results, it seems it hasn't. While one new MP was elected, the overall numbers are the same, meaning the Parliament is still tied 9-all and unable to grant support to a government.

The temptation for the caretaker regime will be to call another election, and make people vote until they get it right. But the people have clearly spoken, and elected a hung Parliament twice in succession. The obligation is now on the politicians to play the hand they've been dealt, come to some arrangement, and make it work.