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The President of the Republic of Palau is the head of government and head of state of Palau. The president is directly elected to a four-year term, and can be reelected once.

President of the
Republic of Palau
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Seal of Government of
the Republic of Palau
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Incumbent
Thomas Remengesau Jr.

since 17 January 2013
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderHaruo Remeliik
Formation2 March 1981
DeputyVice President of Palau
SalaryUS$90,000 annually since 2010[1]
Websitehttp://palaugov.pw/

Contents

ListEdit

All officeholders are political independents.

No. Name[2]
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took Office Left Office Election Vice President[3]
1 Haruo Remeliik
(1932–1985)
  2 March 1981 30 June 1985
(Assassinated)
1980 (31.2%)  
Alfonso Oiterong
(1924–1994)
1984 (50.9%)
2 Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
  30 June 1985 2 July 1985 Vacant
3 Alfonso Oiterong
(1924–1994)
  2 July 1985 25 October 1985
4 Lazarus Salii
(1937–1988)
  25 October 1985 20 August 1988
(Suicide)
1985 (53.9%)  
Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
2 Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
  20 August 1988 1 January 1989 Vacant
5 Ngiratkel Etpison
(1924–1997)
  1 January 1989 1 January 1993 1988 (26.3%)  
Kuniwo Nakamura
(1943–)
6 Kuniwo Nakamura
(1943–)
  1 January 1993 1 January 2001 1992 (37.3%)
(first round)
(50.7%)
(second round)
 
Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
1996 (52.7%)
(first round)
(64.3%)
(second round)
7 Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
  1 January 2001 15 January 2009 2000 (52%)  
Sandra Pierantozzi
(1951–)
19 January 2001–
1 January 2005
2004 (66.31%)  
Elias Camsek Chin
(1949–)
1 January 2005–
15 January 2009
8 Johnson Toribiong
(1946–)
  15 January 2009 17 January 2013 2008 (51.12%)  
Kerai Mariur
(1951–)
9 Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
  17 January 2013 Incumbent 2012 (49.08%)  
Antonio Bells
(1948–)
17 January 2013–
19 January 2017[4]
2016 (51.3%)  
Raynold Oilouch
(1989–)
19 January 2017–present[5]

Latest electionEdit

Palau Presidential results
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Tommy Remengesau 5,109 51.3%
Independent Surangel Whipps Jr. 4,854 48.7%
Total votes 9,963 100%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Republic of Palau. "REPUBLIC OF PALAU, TITLE 33 PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, RPPL 1-38". www.paclii.org.
  2. ^ "Palau Government". Web.archive.org. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Palau Government". Web.archive.org. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Australia - Oceania :: Palau — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". Cia.gov. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]