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The world’s smallest republic goes to the polls today — what’s at stake?

It's one of the smallest voting populations in the world.

Today, the citizens of Nauru will head to the polls, with the choice of MPs in the hands of barely 7,000 people.

  • Richard Ewart and Max Walden
  • ABC News

Baron Waqa — the microstate’s 59-year-old President since 2013 — will fight to retain the top job.

While Mr Waqa’s Government favours keeping Australia’s offshore processing centre open in Nauru, a change of Government could have major implications for Australian asylum policy.

His Government, meanwhile, stands accused of …

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