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    Palau Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/palau/palau_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      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, Hatohobei, Kayangel, Koror, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Ngiwal, Peleliu, Sonsorol

      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 Camsek CHIN (since 1 January 2005); 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 Camsek CHIN (since 1 January 2005); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: NA
      elections: president and vice president elected on separate tickets by popular vote for four-year terms; election last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2008)
      election results: Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. reelected president; percent of vote - Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. 64%, Polycarp BASILIUS 33%; Elias Camsek CHIN elected vice president; percent of vote - Elias Camsek CHIN 70%, Sandra PIERANTOZZI 29%

      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 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2008); House of Delegates - last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2008)
      election results: Senate - percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 9 (four new members elected); House of Delegates - percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 16 (one new member elected)

      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, AsDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IMF, IOC, MIGA, OPCW, PIF, Sparteca, SPC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Hersey KYOTA
      chancery: 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006
      telephone: [1] (202) 452-6814
      FAX: [1] (202) 452-6281
      consulate(s) general: Honolulu
      consulate(s): Tamuning (Guam)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: US ambassador to the Philippines is accredited to Palau
      embassy: Koror (no street address)
      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Palau Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Palau Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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