Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Time This Ever Happened: The Former Palauan President is Elected to Palauan Senate

Palau_bai Palau Former President Remengesau of the Republic of Palau has made history in that country by becoming the first former President to be elected to the Palauan Senate.  He was also the first former president to even run for a position in the national legislature after serving as the country’s president. 

Another surprise and historical first in Palau’s most recent election is that the top vote-getter for the Palauan Senate was a write-in candidate, Surangel Whipps Jr.  He had more votes than the former President (who was also elected to the Senate), even without absentee and off-island votes.

Hat tips to Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa and the East-West Center in Honolulu

Mark E. Wojcik (former Court Counsel to the Supreme Court of Palau)

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