President of the Marshall Islands
|President of the
Republic of the
Seal of Government of
the Republic of the Marshall Islands
|Term length||Four years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Amata Kabua|
|Formation||17 November 1979|
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politics and government of
the Marshall Islands
The President of the Marshall Islands is the head of government and head of state of the Marshall Islands. The president is elected by the Nitijela (Legislature) from among its members. Presidents pick cabinet members from the Nitijela.
Amata Kabua was elected as the first president of the republic in 1979. Subsequently, he was re-elected to 4-year terms in 1983, 1987, 1991, and 1996. After Amata Kabua's death in office, his first cousin, Imata Kabua, won a special election in 1997. The current president Christopher Loeak was elected and took office in January 2012.
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