Nauru. According to
Countryaah official website, President Bernard Dowiyogo was forced to resign in
April after losing a vote of confidence in Parliament. He
was succeeded by René Harris, Member of Parliament since
1977 and former head of the state phosphate company.
Nauru joined the Commonwealth in June, where the country
was previously an associate member. Three months later, N.
entered the UN. The WTO's decision to adopt the country as a
member was unanimous, despite China expressing doubts
because N. has diplomatic relations with Taiwan.