|President of the|
Republic of Palau
Seal of Government of
the Republic of Palau
|Term length||Four years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Haruo Remeliik|
|Formation||2 March 1981|
|Deputy||Vice President of Palau|
|Salary||US$90,000 annually since 2010|
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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.
All officeholders are political independents.
|Term of office||Election||Vice President|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|1|| Haruo Remeliik |
|2 March 1981||30 June 1985|
|4 years, |
|2|| Thomas Remengesau Sr. |
|30 June 1985||2 July 1985||2 days||—||Vacant|
|3|| Alfonso Oiterong |
|2 July 1985||25 October 1985||115 days||—|
|4|| Lazarus Salii |
|25 October 1985||20 August 1988|
|2 years, |
Thomas Remengesau Sr.
|2|| Thomas Remengesau Sr. |
|20 August 1988||1 January 1989||134 days||—||Vacant|
|5|| Ngiratkel Etpison |
|1 January 1989||1 January 1993||4 years||1988 (26.3%)|
|6|| Kuniwo Nakamura |
|1 January 1993||1 January 2001||8 years|| 1992 (37.3%)|
Thomas Remengesau Jr.
| 1996 (52.7%)|
|7|| Thomas Remengesau Jr. |
|1 January 2001||15 January 2009||8 years, |
19 January 2001–
1 January 2005
Elias Camsek Chin
1 January 2005–
15 January 2009
|8|| Johnson Toribiong |
|15 January 2009||17 January 2013||4 years, |
|7|| Thomas Remengesau Jr. |
|17 January 2013||Incumbent||6 years, |
17 January 2013–
19 January 2017
19 January 2017–present
|Independent||Surangel Whipps Jr.||4,854||48.7%|
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