Record Modified: Aug 16 2023

March 8, 2005 Held

Micronesia, Federated States of

Federated States Of Micronesia

Election for Micronesian Congress

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At stake in this election:

  • 10 seats in the Congress

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Joseph J. URUSEMAL
  • Head of Government: Head of Government Joseph J. URUSEMAL
  • 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 popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 10 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to serve 2-year terms.

Main parties in the of the electoral race:

  • Independents

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 106,198 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 80,000 (March 2005 Approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 52,230 (2005)

·         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: 15,929 (est.)