Marshall Islands

Hilda Heine elected President of Marshall Islands


Hilda Heine has been elected as the new President of the Marshall Islands. She takes over the post from Casten Nemra who lasted fifteen days in the post before being ousted in a no confidence vote yesterday.

Hilda Heine took 24 of the 33 votes in the parliament or Nitijeļā.

Hilda Heine (64) has a degree from the University of Oregon, a master’s from the University of Hawaii and an Educational doctorate from the University of Southern California (2004). Heine was a teacher before becoming Director of the Pacific Comprehensive Assistance Center. She was elected to parliament in 2012 for Aur Atoll and in 2013 became Minister of Education. She is married with four children.

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