Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

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Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
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Type
Type
History
Founded1979
Leadership
Speaker
Wesley Simina, Ind.
since 11 May 2015
Vice-Speaker
Berney Martin, Ind.
since 11 May 2015
Structure
Seats14 senators
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Political groups
Independents (14)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
7 March 2017
Meeting place
Palikir
Website
www.fsmcongress.fm
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The Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia has 14 non-partisan members: 10 members elected for a two-year term in 10 single-seat constituencies and 4 members elected for a four-year term, one from every state 'at large'.

Speakers of the Congress[edit]

The Speaker of the Congress is elected for a term of two years.

Name Took office Left office Notes
Bethwel Henry 10 May 1979 May 1987 [1]
Jack Fritz May 1987 May 2003 [2]
Peter M. Christian 12 May 2003 11 May 2007
Isaac V. Figir 11 May 2007 11 May 2013 [3]
Dohsis Halbert 11 May 2013 11 May 2015 [3]
Wesley Simina 11 May 2015 Incumbent [4]

Members[edit]

Members after the FSM General Election of March 3, 2015.[5]

State District Member Places represented Notes
Chuuk
Senator (At-Large) Wesley W. Simina Chuuk
One Florencio Singkoro Harper Mortlock Islands
Two Victor (Vicky) Gouland Northern Namoneas
Three Bonsiano Fasy Nethon Southern Namoneas
Four Tiwiter Aritos Faichuuk Region
Five Robson U. Romolou Halls and Northwestern Islands
Kosrae
Senator (At-Large) Yosiwo George Kosrae
One Paliknoa K. Welly Kosrae
Yap
Senator (At-Large) Joseph J. Urusemal Yap
One Isaac V. Figir Yap
Pohnpei
Senator (At-Large) David W. Panuelo Pohnpei
One Ferney Perman Sokehs, Kolonia, Sapwuahfik, Nuhuoro and Kapingamarangi
Two Berney Martin Madolenihmw and Kitti
Three Esmond Moses U, Nett, Mwoakilloa and Pingelap

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=7NVt_ocEIRIC
  2. ^ http://shark.comfsm.fm/library/digitallibrary/V10N71989.pdf
  3. ^ a b "Halbert new speaker of FSMs' Eighteenth Congress". fsmcongress.fm. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.cfsm.fm/index.php/public-info/112-members/biography/154-wesley-w-simina
  5. ^ "Senators elected for FSM Congress". kpress.info. Retrieved 20 April 2015.

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