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
  •   Independent (16)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Multi-seat constituencies
Last election
1 November 2016
Next election
2020
Meeting place
Capitol-complex-melekeok-palau20071220 crop.jpg
Olbiil era Kelulau building in the capitol complex, Ngerulmud
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. Each state represents one constituency. 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 established Palau legislature, Olbiil era Kelulau, in January 1955 by a charter.[2][3] The legislature was composed of 28 members elected every four years.[3] The presiding officer was initially called Bedul Olbiil.[4]

Name Took office Left office Notes
Roman Tmetuchl 1956 1957 - ? [5][6]
Takeo Yano ? - 1959 1959 - ? [6]
Jonathan Emul ? - 1960 1960 - ? [6]
Thomas Remengesau Sr. ? - 1961 1961 - ? [6]
David Ramarui ? - 1962 1962 - ? [6]
Toribiong Uchel ? - 1963 1965 Died in office[3]
Jacob Sawaichi 1965 1966 [3]
Itelbang Luii 1966 October 1975 [3][7]
Sadang Silmai October 1975 December 1979 [8][9]
Tosiwo Nakamura December 1979 November 1980 [10][11]

Speaker of the House of Delegates[12][edit]

Name Took office Left office Notes
Carlos Salii January 1981 July 1985 [13][14]
Santos Olikong July 1985 November 1988 [13]
Shiro Kyota January 1989 November 1992 [15]
Surangel S. Whipps 28 January 1993 November 1996 [15]
Ignacio Anastacio January 1997 November 2000
Mario S. Gulibert January 2001 April 2004 [16]
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 [17]
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. ^ a b c d e "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of United Nations Political Affairs. January 1, 1964 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of United Nations Political Affairs. August 2, 1955 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "001 19570900: 3". www.pacificdigitallibrary.org.
  6. ^ a b c d e http://pacificinstitute.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/resources-links/PAH_The_Defining_Years_Pacific_Islands_1945-1965.pdf
  7. ^ "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of United Nations Political Affairs – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Shuster, Donald R.; Larmour, Peter; Strokirch, Karin von (1998). Leadership in the Pacific Islands: Tradition and the Future. ISBN 978-0-7315-2372-6.
  9. ^ "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of United Nations Political Affairs. January 1, 1976 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "PALAU MOURNS FORMER SPEAKER | Pacific Islands Report". www.pireport.org.
  11. ^ "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of United Nations Political Affairs. January 1, 1976 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "Pacific Digital Library". www.pacificdigitallibrary.org.
  13. ^ a b Leibowitz, Arnold H. (1996). Embattled Island: Palau's Struggle for Independence. ISBN 978-0-275-95390-4.
  14. ^ "Pacific Islands Monthly: PIM". 1981.
  15. ^ a b "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". 1991.
  16. ^ "The Republic of Palau - House of Delegates". December 17, 2005. Archived from the original on December 17, 2005.
  17. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: PALAU (House of Delegates) ELECTIONS IN 2008". archive.ipu.org.