President of Palau

President of Palau
Merredel er a Belau (Palauan)
パラオの大統領 (Japanese)
Government seal of
the Republic of Palau
Presidential standard of Palau
Incumbent
Surangel Whipps Jr.
since 21 January 2021
Term lengthFour years, renewable once consecutively
Inaugural holderHaruo Remeliik
Formation2 March 1981
DeputyVice President of Palau
SalaryUS$90,000 annually since 2010[1]
Websitehttp://palaugov.pw/
Chief of Staff
Landisang Kotaro

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

List of officeholders

Status
  Denotes Acting President
No. Portrait Name[2]
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Haruo Remeliik
(1933–1985)
1980
1984
2 March 1981 30 June 1985
(Assassinated)
4 years, 120 days Independent
Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
Acting President
30 June 1985[3] 2 July 1985 2 days Independent
2 Alfonso Oiterong
(1924–1994)
2 July 1985 25 October 1985 115 days Independent
3 Lazarus Salii
(1936–1988)
1985 25 October 1985 20 August 1988
(Suicide)
2 years, 300 days Independent
4 Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
20 August 1988 1 January 1989 134 days Independent
5 Ngiratkel Etpison
(1925–1997)
1988 1 January 1989 1 January 1993 4 years Independent
6 Kuniwo Nakamura
(1943–2020)
1992
1996
1 January 1993 1 January 2001 8 years Independent
7 Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(born 1956)
2000
2004
1 January 2001 15 January 2009 8 years, 14 days Independent
8 Johnson Toribiong
(born 1946)
2008 15 January 2009 17 January 2013 4 years, 2 days Independent
9 Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(born 1956)
2012
2016
17 January 2013 21 January 2021 8 years, 4 days Independent
10 Surangel S. Whipps Jr.
(born 1968)
2020 21 January 2021 Incumbent 3 years, 122 days Independent

Latest election

Palau Presidential election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Surangel Whipps Jr. 5,699 56.7
Independent Raynold Oilouch 4,351 43.3
Total votes 10,050 100

See also

References

  1. ^ Republic of Palau. "REPUBLIC OF PALAU, TITLE 33 PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, RPPL 1-38". www.paclii.org.
  2. ^ "Palau Government". February 27, 2012. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. ^ The National Union newspaper
  4. ^ Carreon, Bernadette (November 20, 2020). "Palau Election Commission officially certifies election results". Island Times. Retrieved November 22, 2020.


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