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President of the Marshall Islands

 

President of the Marshall Islands

President of the
Republic of the
Marshall Islands
Seal of Government of
the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Term length
Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Amata Kabua
Formation 17 November 1979

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 Nitijela (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. Subsequently, he was re-elected to 4-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. The current president Christopher Loeak was elected and took office in January 2012.

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