2012 Election Update June 25, 2012

This year’s election palauans both abroad and locally continues their online polling, website so this week’s new presidential polls was posted on palau2012.com website.On June 21st, information pills results show this week’s presidential candidates Tommy Remengesau Jr. is in the lead with 44%, information pills Sandra Pierantozzi 27%, and Johnson Toribiong with 21%. Also posted on Palau 2012 website is a new Vice Presidential polling with results showing that both Kerai Mariur and Dr. Stevenson Kuartei are in the same lead with 40%, Tony Bells is at 10%, followed by Jackson Ngiraingas at 5%. Also posted on the Palau 2012 website an anonymous member asked the registered voters to avoid voting for relatives and further stated that he is not telling anyone to vote for a particular person.

Also this week President Johnson Toribiong and Vice President Kerai Mariur are both running for another term and had officially opened their campaign headquarters at the formerly known as Dichems Cafe. Although this year’s election will no longer require two candidates to run as one team for the election. According to the election commission a total of 16 candidates have registered their nominating petitions for Senate and House of Delegates positions so far. Those newly registered candidates include Senator Kathy Kesolei and Delegate Alexander Merep are both seeking re-election for the next term. Only 48 days remain until the closing of registration and nominating petitions at the election office.