2019 Marshallese general election
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The 2015 elections saw a significant defeat for the government of incumbent President Christopher Loeak, with five cabinet ministers losing their seats. Following the elections, Casten Nemra was elected as President on 4 January 2016 by a margin of one vote. However, he was removed from office two weeks later by a vote of no confidence ending 21–12 in favour of dismissing him. On 27 January 2016 Hilda Heine was elected the country's first female president. She narrowly survived a vote of no confidence on 12 November 2018; the vote was tied at 16–16 as one member of the Legislature was abroad for medical treatment.
The 33 members of the Legislature are elected in 19 single-member constituencies and five multi-member constituencies of between two and five seats in which voters have as many votes as there are seats.
- Current Elections Pacific Women in Politics
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- Marshall Islands president narrowly survives no confidence vote Radio New Zealand, 12 November 2018
- Electoral system IPU