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    Micronesia, Federated States of Government - 2002
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    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

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

      Capital Palikir

      Administrative divisions 4 states; Chuuk (Truk), Kosrae, Pohnpei, 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 Leo A. FALCAM (since 21 July 1999); Vice President Redley KILLION (since 21 July 1999); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Leo A. FALCAM (since 21 July 1999); Vice President Redley KILLION (since 21 July 1999); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet
      elections: president and vice president elected by Congress from among the four senators-at-large for four-year terms; election last held NA May 1999 (next to be held NA May 2003); note - a proposed constitutional amendment would establish popular elections for president and vice president
      election results: Leo A. FALCAM elected president; percent of Congress vote - NA%; Redley KILLION elected vice president; percent of Congress vote - NA%

      Legislative branch unicameral Congress (14 seats; members elected by popular vote; four - 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)
      elections: elections for four-year term seats last held 2 March 1999 (next to be held NA March 2003); elections for two-year term seats last held 6 March 2001 (next to be held NA March 2003)
      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, ESCAP, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFC, IFRCS (associate), IMF, IOC, ITU, OPCW, Sparteca, SPC, SPF, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO, WMO

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

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Larry DINGER
      embassy: address NA, 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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of Government 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Government 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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