President of the Marshall Islands

President of the
Republic of the
Marshall Islands

Seal of Government of
the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Hilda Heine

since 28 January 2016
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Amata Kabua
Formation 17 November 1979
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politics and government of
the Marshall Islands

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 Nitijeļā (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.[1] Subsequently, he was re-elected to four-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.[2] Casten Nemra, who was elected and took office in January 2016, was replaced by Hilda Heine one week later.


  1. Saxon, Wolfgang (26 December 1996). "Amata Kabua, 68, President Of Marshall Islands, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. Hassall, Graham; Saunders, Cheryl. Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems. Cambridge University Press. p. 264. ISBN 978-0521033411.

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