Nov. 6, 2012 Held


Republic of Palau

Election for Palauan House of Delegates


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:9,406
Valid Votes:9,406
Invalid Votes:0

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independents 13 - 10,478

Election Results Modified: Nov 02, 2012

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 13 seats in the Senate
  • 16 seats in the House of Delegates

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Johnson TORIBIONG
  • Head of Government: President Johnson TORIBIONG
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Independent(s): Independents*
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this Senate election: 13
    Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Delegates election: 16
    Seats won in last House of Delegates election: N/A

* All legislative Elections in Palau are non-partisan.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 20,756 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 15,305 (October 2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: N/A

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

·         Has Palau ratified CEDAW: No

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         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: 3,113 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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