Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Baron Waqa
Head of Government:
President Baron Waqa


Government Name:
Republic of Nauru
Adopted: 1968; Enacted following the national independence of Nauru. The constitution outlines the structure of government, the public service, citizenship, emergency powers, and defines itself as the supreme law of Nauru.
Government Type:
Republic of Nauru Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Nauru

Index of Economic Freedom

There is no Index of Economic Freedom rating for Nauru

Country Risk Rating

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Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

Serves as both the head of state and head of government for the country.

Elected by parliament.

3 years


Supreme court is paramount on constitutional issues (but not the highest court of appeal in most cases). Appellate Court rulings can be appealed to the High Court of Australia.

Judges are appointed by the President.

Retirement minimum at age 65


Serves as the legislative body for Nauru.

19 members are elected through a Borda Count system.

3 years

Regional Trade Blocs

No Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
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  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets