Micronesian parliamentary election, 2009

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Federated States of Micronesia on 3 March 2009.[1] As there were no political parties, all 21 candidates ran as independents.[1] Three were returned unopposed.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

At the time of the election, Congress consisted of 14 members, of which 10 were elected for two-year terms and four elected for four-year terms.[1] The 2009 elections were for the 10 two-year term seats.[1]

Conduct[edit]

The Asia Pacific Democracy Partnership (APDP) was invited to monitor the elections by the Micronesian government.[1] The APDP sent 18 observers, who reported "some irregularities and procedural inconsistencies".[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Independents 42,280 100 10
Total 42,280 100 10
Source: Public Information Office

The results from nine constituencies were certified by the National Election Director on 16 March. A recount was ordered for one seat, with the winner confirmed on 24 March.[1]

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