March 7, 2017 Held

Micronesia, Federated States of

Federated States Of Micronesia

Election for Micronesian Congress


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:39,067
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independents (Independents) 10 - 39,067

Election Results Modified: Apr 05, 2017

General Information

Federated States of Micronesia: Congress, 7 March 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 10 seats in the Congress.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State:  President Peter M. CHRISTIAN (11 May 2015)
  • Head of Government:  President Peter M. CHRISTIAN (11 May 2015)
  • Assembly:  Micronesia has a unicameral congress with 14 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Congress, 4 members (‘Senators’) are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms, and 10 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 2-year terms. The four senator seats are elected “at-large” from four states (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae).

Last Election:

  • In the 2015 election, all incumbents were reelected. There were no female candidates. As there are no political parties in Micronesia, all candidates ran as independents.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Independents*
    • Seats won in last election:  14

* Micronesia does not have political parties, thus all candidates run as independents.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population:  104,719 (July 2016)
  • Registered Voters:  92,000 (2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population:  52,960 (2016)
  • Is Micronesia a signatory to CEDAW:  No
  • Has Micronesia ratified CEDAW:  Yes, accession (1 September 2004)
  • Gender Quota:  No
  • Female candidates in this election:  unknown
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians:  0
  • Human Development Index Position:  123 (2014)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization:  N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Micronesia a signatory to CRPD:  Yes (23 September 2011)
  • Has Micronesia ratified CRPD:  No
  • Population with a disability:  15,669
Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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