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Thomas Esang Remengesau, Jr. (born February 28, 1956) is the president of Palau. He became vice-president in 1992 and was elected as president in 2000; he took office on January 1, 2001. He wishes to make Palau less dependent upon United States aid, and to promote limited tourism.
Remengesau's father was Thomas Remengesau, Sr., another Palau politician who served as acting president twice. Thomas Remengesau, Jr. won the 2000 elections, defeating Peter Sugiyama by a margin of 52% to 46%. He was reelected in 2004, defeating Polycarp Basilius by a margin of 64% to 36%.
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