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    Micronesia, Federated States of Government - 2006

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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Government type:
      constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 3 November 1986 and the Amended Compact entered into force May 2004

      Capital:
      Palikir

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

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

      National holiday:
      Constitution Day, 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 Joseph J. URUSEMAL (since 11 May 2003); Vice President Redley KILLION (11 May 2003); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Joseph J. URUSEMAL (since 11 May 2003); Vice President Redley KILLION (11 May 2003); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet includes the vice president and the heads of the eight executive departments
      elections: president and vice president elected by Congress from among the four senators at large for four-year terms; election last held 11 May 2003 (next to be held May 2007); note - a proposed constitutional amendment to establish popular elections for president and vice president failed
      election results: Joseph J. URUSEMAL elected president; percent of Congress vote - NA%; Redley KILLION elected vice president; percent of Congress vote - NA%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Congress (14 seats; 4 - one elected from each state to serve four-year terms and 10 - elected from single-member districts delineated by population to serve two-year terms; members elected by popular vote)
      elections: elections for four-year term seats last held 4 March 2003 (next to be held March 2007); elections for two-year term seats last held 8 March 2005 (next to be held March 2007)
      election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 14

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      no formal parties

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AsDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IMF, IOC, ITU, MIGA, OPCW, PIF, Sparteca, SPC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, 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, Tamuning (Guam)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Suzanne K. HALE
      embassy: 101 Upper Pics Road, Kolonia
      mailing address: P. O. Box 1286, Kolonia, 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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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