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    Micronesia, Federated States of Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 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; economic provisions of the Compact are being renegotiated


      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; 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; 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 11 May 2003 (next to be held NA 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; 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 4 March 2003 (next to be held NA March 2007); elections for two-year term seats last held 4 March 2003 (next to be held NA March 2005)
      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 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 Micronesia, Federated States of Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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