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 9 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 9 members are elected by popular vote on a population basis 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.
Main Candidates in the Presidential race:
- Tommy Esang REMENGESAU Jr.
- Polycarp BASILIUS
Last Presidential election:
- The last presidential election was held on November 7, 2000.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 20,016 (July 2004 est.)
- Registered Voters: 12,922 ( 2004 )