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MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF)
Congress
LAST ELECTIONS

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Parliament name Congress
Structure of parliament Unicameral
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 5 March 2013
Purpose of elections The 2013 mid-term elections were held to renew 10 seats in the 14-member Congress for a two-year term. Since there are no political parties in Micronesia, all candidates stood as independents and campaigned on local issues. Three outgoing members, including Speaker Isaac V. Figir, were re-elected unopposed. The sole woman candidate was defeated by an incumbent member.

In August 2012, the Speaker proposed four constitutional amendments. One of them (Congressional Bill 17-147) aimed at creating four additional at-large seats for women in the Congress, but the amendments had not been adopted prior to the 2013 elections. The new legislature, like the outgoing one, does not comprise any women.
Date of previous elections: 8 March 2011

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: N/A

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: March 2013

Number of seats at stake: 10 (partial renewal)

Number of candidates: 21 (20 men, 1 woman)

Percentage of women candidates: 0.5%

Number of parties contesting the election: N/A There are no political parties.

Number of parties winning seats: N/A

Alternation of power: No

Number of parties in government: N/A

Names of parties in government: N/A

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 11 May 2013

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Dohsis Halbert
STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Distribution of votes
Distribution of seats
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men
Women
Percent of women
10
0
0.00%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Source: Congress (08.04.2013)

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