Casten Ned Nemra (born July 29, 1971) is a Marshallese politician who was President of the Marshall Islands for 17 days in January 2016. He was elected by the Nitijeļā (Parliament) as President in January 2016, following the 2015 general election, narrowly defeating Senator Alvin Jacklick, a seven-term member of Parliament, by a 17–16 vote. He was the youngest person to hold the job and the second commoner. He was ousted by a vote of no confidence after just two weeks in office by the opposition for jumping ship and joining Iroij Mike Kabua's Aelon Kein Ad party along with Senators Dennis Momotaro and Daisy-Alik Momotaro.
|7th President of the Marshall Islands|
11 January 2016 – 28 January 2016
|Preceded by||Christopher Loeak|
|Succeeded by||Hilda Heine|
|Born||29 July 1971|
Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands
|Spouse(s)||Terry Paul Nemra|
|Alma mater||Portland State University|
Early life and educationEdit
Nemra was born on July 29, 1971, in Ebeye, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, which were part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands at the time. He was educated at Assumption High School, a Roman Catholic school in Majuro. Nemra received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Portland State University in 2000.
Nemra served as the Budget Director for Office of International Development Assistance from 2001 to 2004. He then served as Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Finance from 2004 to 2007. Nemra was next appointed the Chief Secretary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands from 2008 until 2015.
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