ElectionGudie

March 4, 2003 Held

Micronesia

Federated States Of Micronesia

Election for Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 14 seats in the Congress

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Leo Amy FALCAM
  • Head of Government: Head of Government Leo Amy FALCAM
  • Assembly: Micronesia has a unicameral Congress with 14 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by the congress to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Congress, 4 members 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 proportional representation seats are elected at-large.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Independent(s): Non-partisans
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this election: 14

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 106,816 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 52,670 (2003)

·         Is Micronesia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Micronesia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (1 September 2004)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         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: 16,022 (est.)