Australian FM comments on asylum seekers controversy
Pacific Islanders achieving success in Australia
Parliamentary elections were held in Nauru on 18 November 1995. A record 67 candidates contested the 18 seats. All candidates ran as independents. Following the election Lagumot Harris was elected President by the Parliament, defeating incumbent Bernard Dowiyogo, who had been accused of squandering millions of dollars of royalties from phosphate mining, by ten votes to seven. Voter turnout was 79.9%.