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René Harris

René Reynaldo Harris, MP (born November 11, 1948 in Aiwo) was President of Nauru from 2003 to 2004, and has served three terms in the past. He has been an MP for Aiwo since 1977. He is also involved in Nauru's economic apparatus, namely the Nauru Phosphate Corporation and the Nauru Pacific Line. pic of r. ... pic of r. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Aiwo (rarely Aiue, in earlier times Yangor) is a district and constituency in the country Nauru, located in the west of the island. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... The Republic of Nauru (pronounced nah-OO-roo), formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island republic in the South Pacific Ocean. ... Aiwo (rarely Aiue, in earlier times Yangor) is a district and constituency in the country Nauru, located in the west of the island. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Logo NPC The Nauru Phosphate Corporation (NPC) is a government-owned company controlling phosphate mining in Nauru. ... The Nauru Pacific Line (NPL) is a national shipping line of Nauru. ...


His government was responsible for the housing of Australian asylum seekers on the island and also Nauru's admission to the United Nations and full membership in the Commonwealth of Nations. Mr. Harris has been criticized by the Nauruan opposition party (Naoero Amo) and the international community for corruption and violations of human rights. The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization made up of 191 states established in 1945. ... Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of independent sovereign states, most of which were once governed by the United Kingdom and are its former colonies. ... Naoero Amo (Nauru First) is the only formal political party in the Republic of Nauru. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...


He was educated at Geelong College in Victoria, Australia. Prior to his election to parliament, Harris worked for the Nauru Phosphate Corporation (NPC) and was the Manager of the Nauru Pacific Line (NPL). Harris was elected Deputy Speaker of the Parliament in 1978 and Speaker in 1986. In 1992 he was also appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of NPC. Logo NPC The Nauru Phosphate Corporation (NPC) is a government-owned company controlling phosphate mining in Nauru. ... The Nauru Pacific Line (NPL) is a national shipping line of Nauru. ...


In 1998, Harris was convicted of assault and jail-breaking by forcibly freeing three of his relatives from the Nauru Police lock-up with the help of two accomplices. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation program Foreign Correspondent also claimed that as Chairman of the NPC, Harris spent more than A$231,000 on luxury items, holidays and a property in Melbourne. Harris maintains a luxury penthouse suite on the 51st floor of Nauru House in Melbourne.


Harris first became president on 27 April 1999 and remained in that post until 20 April 2000 when he was replaced by Bernard Dowiyogo, who retained that office until Harris resumed the presidency on 29 March 2001 following a vote of no-confidence in Dowiyogo. The situation assumed farcial proportions in January 2003, when both men held the office twice. Dowiyogo eventually retained the presidency, although his death in March 2003 prompted another round of uncertainty.


Harris was quoted as saying he was re-elected by the nation's parliament because the MPs "didn't see the light" with his predecessor, Ludwig Scotty. Harris successfully broke the Nauruan government's deadlock when he was able to pass legislation through parliament in 2003. Ludwig Derangadage Scotty was President of the Republic of Nauru from May 29, 2003 to August 8, 2003, and is again President since June 22, 2004. ...


Harris receives monthly kidney dialysis treatment for his diabetes in Melbourne. His health is a major concern because diabetes ended the life of one of his political opponents, Bernard Dowiyogo, at the age of 57 in early 2003. In December 2003, Harris collapsed in Nauru's parliament building and was revived by Dr. Kieren Keke. This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... Bernard Dowiyogo Bernard Dowiyogo (February 14, 1946 _ March 9, 2003) was a politician from Nauru. ... December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Kieren Aedogan Keke (b. ...


On June 22, 2004, due to a political defection, he was ousted as president, and Ludwig Scotty succeeded him. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ...


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