President of the Marshall Islands

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President of the
Republic of the
Marshall Islands
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Seal of Government of
the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Hilda Heine 20171030.jpg
Incumbent
Hilda Heine

since 28 January 2016
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Amata Kabua
Formation 17 November 1979
Deputy Minister in Assistance to the President of Marshall Islands
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Marshall Islands

The President of the Marshall Islands is the head of government and head of state of the Marshall Islands. The president is elected by the Nitijeļā (Legislature) from among its members. Presidents pick cabinet members from the Nitijela.

Amata Kabua was elected as the first president of the republic in 1979.[1] Subsequently, he was re-elected to four-year terms in 1983, 1987, 1991, and 1996. After Amata Kabua's death in office, his first cousin, Imata Kabua, won a special election in 1997.[2] Casten Nemra, who was elected and took office in January 2016, was replaced by Hilda Heine one week later.

Presidents


President Took office Left office Political Affiliation Notes
1 Amata Kabua MH.png Amata Kabua
(1928–1996)
November 17, 1979 December 20, 1996 Independent died in office
- Seal of the Marshall Islands.svg Kunio Lemari
(1942-2008)
December 20, 1996 January 14, 1997 Aelon̄ Kein Ad
United Democratic Party
Acting
2 Imata Kabua.png Imata Kabua
(1943-)
January 14, 1997 January 10, 2000 Aelon̄ Kein Ad
United Democratic Party
3 Kessai Note 2005.jpg Kessai Note
(1950-)
January 10, 2000 January 14, 2008 United Democratic Party
4 Litokwa Tomeing with Obamas cropped.jpg Litokwa Tomeing
(1939-)
January 14, 2008 October 21, 2009 United People's Party
- Seal of the Marshall Islands.svg Ruben Zackhras
(1947-)
October 21, 2009 November 2, 2009 United Democratic Party Acting
5 Jurelang Zedkaia.gif Jurelang Zedkaia
(1950-2015)
November 2, 2009 January 10, 2012 Kien Eo Am
6 Christopher Loeak portrait.PNG Christopher Loeak
(1952-)
January 10, 2012 January 11, 2016 Independent
7 Casten Nemra.jpg Casten Nemra
(1971-)
January 11, 2016 January 28, 2016 Independent
8 Hilda Heine 20171030.jpg Hilda C. Heine
(1951-)
January 28, 2016 Incumbent Independent

References

  1. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (26 December 1996). "Amata Kabua, 68, President Of Marshall Islands, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Hassall, Graham; Saunders, Cheryl. Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems. Cambridge University Press. p. 264. ISBN 978-0521033411. 

See also

External links

  • OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Marshall Islands
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