ElectionGudie

Nov. 4, 2008 Held

9,668
Voted
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Republic of Palau

Election for President (President)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,668
Valid Votes:9,668
Invalid Votes:-1

Candidates:

Johnson TORIBIONG4,942

51.12

Elias Camsek CHIN4,726

48.88

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Palau

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr
  • Head of Government: President Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr
  • Assembly: Palau has a bicameral Parliament (Olbiil Era Kelulau) consisting of the Senate with 13 seats and the House of Delegates with 16 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate 13 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Delegates 16 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

* Every voter may choose as many candidates as there are seats. All candidates compete in one, at-large district and the candidates who receive the most votes are elected. This is also known as a Block voting system. This was the first election where this system was used. It was also the first election where the seat total was raised from 9 to 13.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Elias Camsek CHIN
    Party: Independent
  • Johnson TORIBIONG
    Party: Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 21,093 (July 2008 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 14,289 (November 2008 )