Nov. 2, 2004 Held


Republic of Palau

Election for Palauan Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:9,664
Valid Votes:9,440
Invalid Votes:224

Vote Share by Candidate:

Tommy Esang REMENGESAU Jr.6,260


Polycarp BASILIUS3,180

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

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.
    • Party: Independent
  • Polycarp BASILIUS
    • Party: Independent

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on November 7, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 19,805 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 12,922 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 

·         Is Palau a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (20 September 2011)

·         Has Palau ratified CEDAW: No

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 0

·         Human Development Index Position: 60 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Palau a signatory to CRPD: Yes (20 September 2011)

·         Has Palau ratified CRPD: Yes (11 June 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 2,970 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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