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    Micronesia, Federated States of Government 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/micronesia_federated_states_of/micronesia_federated_states_of_government.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: Federated States of Micronesia
      conventional short form: none
      former: Kosrae, Ponape, Truk, and Yap Districts (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands)
      abbreviation: FSM

      Data code FM

      Government type constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 3 November 1986

      National capital Palikir

      Administrative divisions 4 states; Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk (Truk), Yap

      Independence 3 November 1986 (from the US-administered UN Trusteeship)

      National holiday Proclamation of the Federated States of Micronesia, 10 May (1979)

      Constitution 10 May 1979

      Legal system based on adapted Trust Territory laws, acts of the legislature, municipal, common, and customary laws

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President Jacob NENA (acting president since NA July 1996, president since 9 May 1997); Vice President Leo A. FALCAM (since 9 May 1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government; Vice President Jacob NENA became acting president in July 1996 after President Bailey OLTER suffered a stroke; OLTER was declared incapacitated in November 1996; as provided for by the constitution, 180 days later, with OLTER still unable to resume his duties, NENA was sworn in as the new president; he will serve for the remaining two years of OLTER's term
      head of government: President Jacob NENA (acting president since NA July 1996, president since 9 May 1997); Vice President Leo A. FALCAM (since 9 May 1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government; Vice President Jacob NENA became acting president in July 1996 after President Bailey OLTER suffered a stroke; OLTER was declared incapacitated in November 1996; as provided for by the constitution, 180 days later, with OLTER still unable to resume his duties, NENA was sworn in as the new president; he will serve for the remaining two years of OLTER's term
      cabinet: Cabinet
      elections: president and vice president elected by Congress from among the four senators-at-large for four-year terms; election last held 11 May 1995 (next to be held NA May 1999); note - because of the vacancy to the post of vice president created after NENA left to become acting president, a new election to fill the position for the remaining two years of the term was held on 9 May 1997 (next to be held NA May 1999)
      election results: Bailey OLTER reelected president; percent of Congress vote - NA; Leo A. FALCAM elected vice president; percent of Congress vote - NA

      Legislative branch unicameral Congress (14 seats; members elected by popular vote; four - one elected from each of state - to serve four-year terms and 10 - elected from single-member districts delineated by population - to serve two-year terms)
      elections: elections for four-year term seats last held 7 March 1995 (next to be held NA March 1999); elections for two-year term seats last held NA March 1997 (next to be held NA March 1999)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 14

      Judicial branch Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders no formal parties

      International organization participation AsDB, ESCAP, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFC, IMF, Intelsat, ITU, Sparteca, SPC, SPF, UN, UNCTAD, WHO, WMO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jesse Bibiano MAREHALAU
      chancery: 1725 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
      telephone: [1] (202) 223-4383
      FAX: [1] (202) 223-4391
      consulate(s) general: Honolulu and Tamuning (Guam)

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Cheryl A. MARTIN
      embassy: address NA, Kolonia
      mailing address: P. O. Box 1286, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia 96941
      telephone: [691] 320-2187
      FAX: [691] 320-2186

      Flag description light blue with four white five-pointed stars centered; the stars are arranged in a diamond pattern

      NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia, Federated States of on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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