House of Delegates of Palau

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House of Delegates
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker of the House of Delegates
Sabino Anastacio, Independent
since January 2013
Structure
Seats16
Palau House of Delegates.svg
Political groups
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Multi-seat constituencies
Last election
1 November 2016
Next election
2020
Meeting place
Capitol Building, Ngerulmud, Palau
Website
[1]
Seal of Palau.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Palau

Palau has a bicameral legislature, the Palau National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau), consisting of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Palau. The House of Delegates has 16 members, each serving four-year terms in single-seat constituencies. No political parties exist. The last election was held on 1 November 2016.[1]

Speaker of Palau Legislature[edit]

The High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands establishes Belau legislature in 1963 by a charter.[2]

Name Took office Left office Notes
Itelbang Luii 1967 October 1975
Sadang Silmai October 1975 December 1979 [3]
Tosiwo Nakamura December 1979 November 1980 [4]

Speaker of the House of Delegates[5][edit]

Name Took office Left office Notes
Carlos Salii January 1981 July 1985 [6][7]
Santos Olikong July 1985 November 1988 [6]
Shiro Kyota January 1989 November 1992 [8]
Surangel S. Whipps 28 January 1993 November 1996 [8]
Ignacio Anastacio January 1997 November 2000
Mario S. Gulibert January 2001 April 2004 [9]
Antonio Bells April 2004 November 2004
Augustine Mesebeluu January 2005 April 2007
Antonio Bells April 2007 November 2008
Noah Idechong 15 January 2009 November 2012 [10]
Sabino Anastacio January 2013 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REPUBLIC OF PALAU LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 1 NOVEMBER 2016". Psephos. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ Nagel, Stuart (2000-01-03). Handbook of Global Legal Policy. ISBN 978-0-8247-7892-7.
  3. ^ Shuster, Donald R.; Larmour, Peter; Strokirch, Karin von (1998). Leadership in the Pacific Islands: Tradition and the Future. ISBN 978-0-7315-2372-6.
  4. ^ "PALAU MOURNS FORMER SPEAKER | Pacific Islands Report". www.pireport.org.
  5. ^ "Pacific Digital Library". www.pacificdigitallibrary.org.
  6. ^ a b Leibowitz, Arnold H. (1996). Embattled Island: Palau's Struggle for Independence. ISBN 978-0-275-95390-4.
  7. ^ "Pacific Islands Monthly: PIM". 1981.
  8. ^ a b "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". 1991.
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20051217230135/http://oek.palaunet.com/HouseofDelegates/delgulibert.html
  10. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: PALAU (House of Delegates) ELECTIONS IN 2008". archive.ipu.org.