Palauan general election, 2012

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Palauan presidential election, 2012
Palau
2008 ←
November 6, 2012 → 2016

  Tommy Remengesau.jpg Johnson Toribiong.jpg
Nominee Tommy Remengesau Johnson Toribiong
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 4,682 3,394
Percentage 58.0% 42.0%

President before election

Johnson Toribiong
Independent

Elected President

Tommy Remengesau
Independent

General elections were held in Palau on 6 November 2012. Former President Tommy Remengesau defeated his successor, incumbent Johnson Toribiong, who was first elected in 2008. President Toribiong conceded the election on social media.[1]

Voter registration[edit]

15,305 Palauans are registered to vote in the 2012 presidential and general elections, an increase of 1,516 voters from the previous 2008 election.[2]

Presidential and vice presidential election[edit]

Primaries[edit]

The presidential and vice presidential primary elections were held on September 26, 2012.[3] The top two candidates in the primary qualified for the presidential general election on November 6, 2012. Approximately 12,000 registered voters were eligible to participate.[3]

Presidential primary[edit]

Sandra Pierantozzi placed third in the primary.

Three candidates contested the presidential primary: Incumbent President Johnson Toribiong, former President Tommy Remengesau Jr., and former Vice President Sandra Pierantozzi, who served as vice president from 2001 to 2005.[3] Remengesau and Toribiong, who placed first and second respectively in the primary, advanced to the November 6th election.[4]

Candidate Votes %
Tommy Remengesau 4,617 49.1
Johnson Toribiong 3,100 33.0
Sandra Pierantozzi 1,690 17.97
Total 9,407 100
Source: Adam Carr

Vice Presidential primary[edit]

Four candidates contested the Vice Presidential primary election on September 26, 2012:

Mariur and Bells, who placed first and second, advanced to the November 6th primary election.

Candidate Votes %
Kerai Mariur 2,963 31.73
Antonio Bells 2,851 30.53
Stephen Kuartei 2,556 27.37
Jackson Ngiraingas 969 10.38
Total 9,339 100
Source: OTV

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Tommy Remengesau 4,682 58.0
Johnson Toribiong 3,394 42.0
Total 8,076 100
Source: Adam Carr

Vice-President[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Kerai Mariur 3,769 47.99
Antonio Bells 4,085 52.01
Total 7,854 100
Source: OTV

Congress[edit]

Senate[edit]

Candidate Votes Notes
Surangel Whipps Jr 5,717 Elected
Camsek E Chin 5,252 Elected
Raynold R Oilouch 5,242 Elected
Mason Whipps 4,994 Elected
Mark U Rudimch 4,306 Elected
Hokkons Baules 4,279 Elected
Phillip Reklai 4,270 Elected
Mlib Tmetuchel 3,423 Elected
J Uduch Sengebau Senior 3,419 Elected
Rukebai Inabo 3,256 Elected
Kathy Kesolei 3,192 Elected
Regis Akitaya 3,138 Elected
Greg Ngirmang 3,160 Elected
Earnest Ongidobel 3,032
Joel Toribiong 2,974
Salvador Remoket 2,907
John Skebong 2,814
Alan Marbou 2,791
Alan Seid 2,731
Regina K Mesebeluu 2,633
Laurentino Ulechong 2,564
Sandra Sumang-Pierantozzi 2,334
Alfonso Diaz 2,191
Paul W Ueki 2,104
Dr Caleb Otto 1,735
Roman Yano 1,543
Dilmei Olkeriil 1,346
Santy Asanuma 1,158
J Risong Tarkong 1,172
Moses Uludong 1,144
Gale Ngirmidol 941
Robert Becheserrak 529
Semdiu Decherong 363
Ismael Worswick 153
Total 92807
Source: Adam Carr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palau Election Results – Tommy Wins Presidency – Johnson Concedes". Oceania TV News. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "15,305 to Vote in 2012 Election". Tia Belau. 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Palau Primary Election Polling Begins: 3 candidates stand for president, 4 for vice-president". Islands Times (Pacific Islands Report). 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  4. ^ "Candidates and Primary Election Results 2012". Oceania Television Network. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2012-10-27.