Five personalities are officially vying for the gubernatorial race following the deadline set by the Palau Election Commission (PEC)on May 7 for candidates to meet necessary requirements for the candidacy.

Incumbent Ngarchelong Governor Browny Salvador is running again for the same post along with Richard Ngiratrang, who was the earliest to file for the candidacy on April 3, followed by Hayes Ngiratregd and Kyoko April who filed for the candidacy on April 23, Lorenzo Ngiramolau on May 1, and Browny Salvador on May 3.

According to the PEA’s Verification of Candidates Qualifications that was verified on May 9, the five candidates had met the qualifications set by the poll body under 23 Palau National Code.

The Ngarchelong State 4th Gubernatorial Election will be held on June 29, 2018 while the General Election will be on August 28.

Meanwhile, the General Election for the Ngiwal State 18th Legislature Election is also set on August 14, 2018. (By Rhealyn C. Pojas/Reporter)