Palauan presidential election, 1985

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Presidential elections were held in Palau on 28 August 1985 to elect a President and Vice-President, following the assassination of Haruo Remeliik on 30 June.[1] Lazarus Salii won the election for President, defeating interim President Alfonso Oiterong, whilst Thomas Remengesau, Sr. was elected Vice-President. Voter turnout was 79.1%.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Lazarus Salii 4,077 53.9
Alfonso Oiterong 3,484 46.1
Invalid/blank votes 137 -
Total 7,698 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

Vice-President[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Thomas Remengesau, Sr. 1,968 26.0
Tosiwo Namamura 1,353 17.9
Kazuo Asanuma 1,168 15.4
Joshua Koshiba 1,152 15.2
Sadang Silmai 901 11.9
Haruo Willter 756 10.0
John Tarkong 275 3.6
Invalid/blank votes 125 -
Total 7,698 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p754 ISBN 0-19-924959-8