Palau National Congress

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Palau National Congress
Olbiil era Kelulau
10th Olbiil Era Kelulau
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Houses Senate
House of Delegates
President of the Senate
Hokkons Baules, Independent
Since 19 January 2017
Seats 29 members (13 and 16)
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Senate political groups
  Independent: 9 seats
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House of Delegates political groups
  Independent: 16 seats
single-seat constituency
multi-seat constituency
Senate last election
1 November 2016
Meeting place
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Capitol Building, Ngerulmud
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Palau has a bicameral legislature, the Palau National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau), consisting of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Palau, which both sit at the capitol complex in Ngerulmud, Melekeok State. The House of Delegates has 16 members, each serving four-year terms in single-seat constituencies. The Senate has 13 members, also serving four-year terms in multi-seat constituencies. In the last elections, held on 1 November 2016, only non-partisans were elected. No political parties exist.

Latest election[edit]

Template:Palau legislative election, 2016


Palau Congressional Library[edit]

Housed at the Palau National Congress, the Palau Congressional Library was founded on August 18, 1981. Headed as of 1996 by Congressional Librarian Harry Besebes, it has a 3000 item collection, with annual accessions of 350. The library employs 2 staff members, both professional librarians.

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