ElectionGudie

Marshall Islands hold presidential elections

Jan. 3, 2012, midnight


The Marshall Islands parliament on Tuesday elected Christopher LOEAK as its sixth president. ending the two-year reign of Jurelang Zedkaia. LOEAK was elected by 21 votes to 11, defeating incumbent Jurelang ZEDKAIA. Presidents in the Marshall Islands are indirectly elected by by the 33-member Nitijela.


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