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    Palau Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Palau
      conventional short form: Palau
      local short form: Belau
      former: Palau District (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands)
      local long form: Beluu er a Belau


      Government type: constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 1 October 1994


      Capital: Koror; note - a new capital is being built about 20 km northeast of Koror


      Administrative divisions: 16 states; Aimeliik, Airai, Angaur, Hatobohei, Kayangel, Koror, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Ngiwal, Peleliu, Sonsoral


      Independence: 1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN Trusteeship)


      National holiday: Constitution Day, 9 July (1979)


      Constitution: 1 January 1981


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


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: President Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. (since 19 January 2001) and Vice President Sandra PIERANTOZZI (since 19 January 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. (since 19 January 2001) and Vice President Sandra PIERANTOZZI (since 19 January 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet
      elections: president and vice president elected on separate tickets by popular vote for four-year terms; election last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004)
      election results: Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. elected president; percent of vote - Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. 53%, Peter SUGIYAMA 46%; Sandra PIERANTOZZI elected vice president; percent of vote - Sandra PIERANTOZZI 52%, Alan SEID 45%


      Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament or Olbiil Era Kelulau (OEK) consists of the Senate (9 seats; members elected by popular vote on a population basis to serve four-year terms) and the House of Delegates (16 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: Senate - last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004); House of Delegates - last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004)
      election results: Senate - percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 9; House of Delegates - percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 16


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court; National Court; Court of Common Pleas


      Political parties and leaders: none


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: ACP, ESCAP, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IMF, IOC, Sparteca, SPC, SPF, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Hersey KYOTA
      consulate(s): Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
      FAX: [1] (202) 452-6281
      telephone: [1] (202) 452-6814
      chancery: 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: the Ambassador to the Philippines is accredited to Palau
      embassy: address NA, Koror
      mailing address: P. O. Box 6028, Republic of Palau 96940
      telephone: [680] 488-2920, 2990
      FAX: [680] 488-2911


      Flag description: light blue with a large yellow disk (representing the moon) shifted slightly to the hoist side


      NOTE: The information regarding Palau on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Palau Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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