IFES
Record Modified: Nov 13 2023

March 7, 2023 Held

Micronesia, Federated States of

Federated States Of Micronesia

Election for Micronesian Congress

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Results:

All 14 seats were won by independents.  At least 37,951 votes were cast. 

At Stake in this Election: 

  • All 14 seats in the Micronesian Congress 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President David W. PANUELO (since 11 May 2019) 

  • Head of Government: President David W. PANUELO (since 11 May 2019) 

  • Assembly: a unicameral Congress with 14 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is elected by Congress from a group of four senators at large. The President may serve up to two 4-year terms. 

  • Members of Congress are directly elected.  10 members are elected in single-seat constituencies by majority vote and serve a 2-year term.  An additional “at large” member is elected from each of the four Micronesian states by proportional representation vote and serve a 4-year term. 

Last Election: 

In the 2019 congressional election, independent candidates won 100% of seats.  35,176 votes were cast, representing 51.61% of the voting-age population. 

Key Deadlines: 

Main Candidates in this Election:  

  • Independents (no party affiliation) 

  • Seats won in the last election: 14/14 seats 

  • Micronesia does not have political parties.  All 30 candidates are running as independents. 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Not available  

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Micronesia: Yes, programming 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: No