President of Palau

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

List of officeholders[edit]

All officeholders are political independents.

No. President Name[2]
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Vice President[3]
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Haruo Ignacio Remeliik.jpg Haruo Remeliik
(1932–1985)
1980 2 March 1981 30 June 1985
(Assassinated)
4 years,

119 days

Alfonso Oiterong.jpg
Alfonso Oiterong
(1924–1994)
1984
2 Thomas Ongelibel Remengesau.jpg Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
30 June 1985 2 July 1985 2 days Vacant
3 Alfonso Oiterong.jpg Alfonso Oiterong
(1924–1994)
2 July 1985 25 October 1985 115 days
4 Lazarus Eitaro Salii.jpg Lazarus Salii
(1937–1988)
1985 25 October 1985 20 August 1988
(Suicide)
2 years,

299 days

Thomas Ongelibel Remengesau.jpg
Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
(2) Thomas Ongelibel Remengesau.jpg Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
20 August 1988 1 January 1989 134 days Vacant
5 Ngiratkel.jpg Ngiratkel Etpison
(1924–1997)
1988 1 January 1989 1 January 1993 4 years 中村國雄(cropped).jpg
Kuniwo Nakamura
(1943–2020)
6 中村國雄(cropped).jpg Kuniwo Nakamura
(1943–2020)
1992 1 January 1993 1 January 2001 8 years Tommy Remengesau.jpg
Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
1996
7 Tommy Remengesau.jpg Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
2000 1 January 2001 15 January 2009 8 years,

14 days

Sandra Pierantozzi.jpg
Sandra Pierantozzi
(1951–)
19 January 2001–
1 January 2005
2004 Elias Camsek Chin.jpg
Elias Camsek Chin
(1949–)
1 January 2005–
15 January 2009
8 Johnson Toribiong.jpg Johnson Toribiong
(1946–)
2008 15 January 2009 17 January 2013 4 years,

2 days

Kerai Mariur.jpg
Kerai Mariur
(1951–)
(7) Tommy Remengesau 2016.jpg Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
2012 17 January 2013 21 January 2021 8 years,

4 days

Seal of Palau.svg
Antonio Bells
(1948–)
17 January 2013–
19 January 2017[4]
2016 Secretary Pompeo Meets With Palau Vice President Oilouch (48461558186) (cropped).jpg
Raynold Oilouch
(1965–)
19 January 2017–21 January 2021[5]
9 Seal of Palau.svg Surangel S. Whipps Jr.
(1968–)
2020 21 January 2021 Incumbent 25 days Seal of Palau.svg
Uduch Sengebau Senior
(1948–)
21 January 2021–present

Latest election[edit]

Palau Presidential election results[6]
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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Republic of Palau. "REPUBLIC OF PALAU, TITLE 33 PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, RPPL 1-38". www.paclii.org.
  2. ^ "Palau Government". 27 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Palau Government". 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Australia - Oceania :: Palau — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". Cia.gov. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2018-03-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Carreon, Bernadette (2020-11-20). "Palau Election Commission officially certifies election results". Island Times. Retrieved 2020-11-22.