List of Presidents of the Marshall Islands

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The following is a list of Presidents of the Marshall Islands, since the creation of that office in 1979.

List of Presidents of the Marshall Islands[change | change source]

No. Portrait President

(Birth–Death)

Term of office Political Affiliation Notes
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Amata Kabua MH.png Amata Kabua
(1928–1996)
November 17, 1979 December 20, 1996 17 years,

94 days

Independent Died in office
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(Acting)
Seal of the Marshall Islands.svg Kunio Lemari
(1942–2008)
December 20, 1996 January 14, 1997 25 days Aelon̄ Kein Ad
United Democratic Party
2 Imata Kabua.png Imata Kabua
(1943–2019)
January 14, 1997 January 10, 2000 2 years,

361 days

Aelon̄ Kein Ad
United Democratic Party
3 Kessai Note 2005.jpg Kessai Note
(1950–)
January 10, 2000 January 14, 2008 8 years,

4 days

United Democratic Party First non Iroijlaplap (Chief)
4 Litokwa Tomeing with Obamas cropped.jpg Litokwa Tomeing
(1939–2020)
January 14, 2008 October 21, 2009 1 year,

280 days

United People's Party Ousted in a Vote of No Confidence
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(Acting)
Seal of the Marshall Islands.svg Ruben Zackhras
(1947–)
October 21, 2009 November 2, 2009 12 days United Democratic Party
5 Jurelang Zedkaia.gif Jurelang Zedkaia
(1950–2015)
November 2, 2009 January 10, 2012 2 years,

68 days

Independent
6 Christopher Loeak portrait.PNG Christopher Loeak
(1952–)
January 10, 2012 January 11, 2016 4 years,

1 day

Independent
7 Casten Nemra.jpg Casten Nemra
(1971–)
January 11, 2016 January 28, 2016 17 days Independent Ousted in a Vote of No Confidence
8 Hilda Heine 20171030.jpg Hilda C. Heine
(1951–)
January 28, 2016 January 13, 2020 3 years,

350 days

Independent
9 Seal of the Marshall Islands.svg David Kabua
(1951–)
January 13, 2020 Incumbent 310 days Aelon̄ Kein Ad
United Democratic Party