Palau Correspondent

KOROR, Palau — 2020 is an election year for Palau, and with eight months to go before the primary elections, four candidates have declared their intention to seek the presidency.

Surangel Whipps Jr., a former politician and a businessman, is once again running for the presidency. He is believed to be the strongest candidate.

Whipps, 51, who is President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr.’s brother-in-law, ran and lost against the current president with a slim margin in the previous election. He is also the CEO of Surangel and Sons Co., one . . .

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