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    Micronesia, Federated States of Government - 1989

      Long-form name: Federated States of Micronesia (no short-form name)

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

      Capital: Kolonia (on the island of Pohnpei); note--a new capital is being built about 10 km southwest in the Palikir valley

      Administrative divisions: 4 states; Kosrae, Pohnpei, Truk, Yap

      Independence: 3 November 1986 (from the US-administered UN Trusteeship; formerly the Kosrae, Pohnpei, Truk, and Yap districts of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands)

      Constitution: 10 May 1979

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

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

      Branches: executive--national president and vice president elected from the ranks of popularly elected senators; legislative--National Congress (unicameral); judicial--national Supreme Court headed by a chief justice

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State and Head of Government--President John R. HAGLELGAM (since 1986); Vice President Hiroshi H. ISMAEL (since 1987)

      Suffrage: universal over age 18

      Elections: president and vice president elected for four-year terms (last election May 1987)

      Political parties and leaders: no formal parties

      Communists: none

      Voting strength: 40,000 registered voters (1987 est.)

      Member of: SPF, ESCAP (associate)

      Diplomatic representation: Deputy Representative Jesse B. MAREHALAU; Representative Office at 706 G Street SE, Washington DC 20003; telephone (202) 544-2640; US--Representative Michael G. WYGANT; US Office at address NA, Kolonia (mailing address is P. O. Box 1286, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia 96941); telephone 691-320-2187

      Flag: 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 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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