Micronesian parliamentary election, 2007

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Federated States of Micronesia on 6 March 2007,[1] alongside a double referendum. Thirty-five candidates competed for the fourteen seats in Congress.[1] As there were no political parties, all candidates ran as independents.[1]

In the referendums voters were asked whether they approved of two proposed amendments to the constitution, both of which had been put forward in 2005 and rejected. These would give the states credit for their acts,[2] and lift the ban on dual citizenship.[3] The proposed amendments required a 75% majority in at least three of the four states.[2] However, whilst both proposals were approved by a majority of voters, the 75% threshold was only passed in Kosrae.[2][3]

Results[edit]

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Independents 48,673 100 14
Total 48,673 100 14
Registered voters/turnout 92,573 52.58
Source: IPU

Referendums[edit]

States[edit]

It is hereby proposed that a new Section 8 of Article XIII of the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia be amended to read as follows:

Section 8. Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state. Congress may prescribe by statute the manner in which such acts, records and judicial proceedings shall be proved and the effect thereof
DO YOU APPROVE OF THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION?[2]

Choice Popular vote State
vote
Votes %
For 66 1
Against 34 3
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 4
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Dual citizenship[edit]

It is hereby proposed that a new Section 8 of Article XIII of the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia be amended to read as follows:

Section 8. Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state. Congress may prescribe by statute the manner in which such acts, records and judicial proceedings shall be proved and the effect thereof.
DO YOU APPROVE OF THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION?[3]

Choice Popular vote State
vote
Votes %
For 66 1
Against 34 3
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 4
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

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