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
Tommy Remengesau 2016.jpg
Incumbent
Thomas Remengesau Jr.

since 17 January 2013
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderHaruo Remeliik
Formation2 March 1981
DeputyVice President of Palau
Websitehttp://palaugov.pw/

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.

List[change | change source]

All officeholders are political independents.

No. Name[1]
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took Office Left Office Election Vice President[2]
1 Haruo Remeliik
(1932–1985)
Haruo Ignacio Remeliik.jpg 2 March 1981 30 June 1985
(Assassinated)
1980 (31.2%) Alfonso Oiterong.jpg
Alfonso Oiterong
(1924–1994)
1984 (50.9%)
2 Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
Thomas Ongelibel Remengesau.jpg 30 June 1985 2 July 1985 Vacant
3 Alfonso Oiterong
(1924–1994)
Alfonso Oiterong.jpg 2 July 1985 25 October 1985
4 Lazarus Salii
(1937–1988)
Lazarus Eitaro Salii.jpg 25 October 1985 20 August 1988
(Suicide)
1985 (53.9%) Thomas Ongelibel Remengesau.jpg
Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
2 Thomas Remengesau Sr.
(1929–2019)
Thomas Ongelibel Remengesau.jpg 20 August 1988 1 January 1989 Vacant
5 Ngiratkel Etpison
(1924–1997)
Ngiratkel.jpg 1 January 1989 1 January 1993 1988 (26.3%) 中村國雄(cropped).jpg
Kuniwo Nakamura
(1943–)
6 Kuniwo Nakamura
(1943–)
中村國雄(cropped).jpg 1 January 1993 1 January 2001 1992 (37.3%)
(first round)
(50.7%)
(second round)
Tommy Remengesau.jpg
Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
1996 (52.7%)
(first round)
(64.3%)
(second round)
7 Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
Tommy Remengesau.jpg 1 January 2001 15 January 2009 2000 (52%) Sandra Pierantozzi.jpg
Sandra Pierantozzi
(1951–)
19 January 2001–
1 January 2005
2004 (66.31%) Elias Camsek Chin.jpg
Elias Camsek Chin
(1949–)
1 January 2005–
15 January 2009
8 Johnson Toribiong
(1946–)
Johnson Toribiong.jpg 15 January 2009 17 January 2013 2008 (51.12%) Kerai Mariur.jpg
Kerai Mariur
(1951–)
9 Thomas Remengesau Jr.
(1956–)
Tommy Remengesau 2016.jpg 17 January 2013 Incumbent 2012 (49.08%) Seal of Palau.svg
Antonio Bells
(1948–)
17 January 2013–
19 January 2017[3]
2016 (51.3%) Seal of Palau.svg
Raynold Oilouch
(1989–)
19 January 2017–present[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Palau Government". Web.archive.org. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. "Palau Government". Web.archive.org. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. "Australia - Oceania :: Palau — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". Cia.gov. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. [1][dead link]