2 Nov 2016

Whipps leads Remengesau in Palau early results

5:07 pm on 2 November 2016

Early results from Tuesday's general election in Palau have Senator Surangel Whipps Jr. leading in the presidential race.

hand voting with Palau flag in background

Photo: 123 RF

PACNEWS reports that he has 1,832 votes so far compared with the incumbent Tommy Remengesau Jr. who has 1,667 votes.

The two men are brothers-in-law.

About 16,000 Palauans had registered to vote in the elections, which will also install a new congress.