3. Johnson Toribiong
Johnson Toribiong is a Palauan attorney and politician. Toribiong became the President of Palau, following his victory in the November 2008 election. The electorate rejected him in the November 2012 election.
Toribiong was a candidate for President of Palau during the November 2008 presidential election. His running mate for Vice President was Kerai Mariur, a Delegate in the Palau National Congress. Toribiong was opposed by Elias Camsek Chin, the outgoing Palauan Vice President.
Toribiong led the early, unofficial vote tally with 1,629 votes to Chin’s 1,499. The lead ultimately held and Toribiong defeated Chin in the election.
Toribiong was sworn into office as President of Palau on January 15, 2009.
4. Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi
Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi is a Palauan politician. She served as the country’s Vice-President from 19 January 2001 to 1 January 2005.
Pierantozzi was defeated by Camsek Chin in the 2 November 2004 vice-presidential election, winning only 28.9% of the vote.
Pierantozzi was born in Palau and holds degrees from San Diego State University, the University of Hawaii and Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In Palau she has been Minister of Finance, Senator, Vice President and Minister of Health, Minister of State, and is currently serving as Senator for the last 6 months of the vacant seat left by the late Senator Kathy Kesolei.
Senator Kesolei died in October 2015. Special election in which Sandra Pierantozzi won was held in December 2015.
5. Elias Camsek Chin
Elias Camsek Chin is a Palauan politician. He served as the Vice President of Palau from 1 January 2005 to 15 January 2009. He was elected as the president of the Senate of Palau from 16 January 2013 to 19 January 2017.