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2019 Micronesian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections will be held in the Federated States of Micronesia on 5 March 2019 to elect all 14 seats in Congress. An independence referendum will also be held in Chuuk State on the same day.

Electoral systemEdit

The 14 members of Congress are elected by two methods; ten are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting for two year terms. Four are at-large Senator, with one elected from each state for a four-year term.[1]

Following the elections, the President and Vice-President are elected by the Congress, with only the four at-large Senators allowed to be candidates.[1]

CampaignEdit

A total of 32 candidates registered to contest the elections.[2] Incumbent Joseph Urusemal was the only candidate for the Senatorial seat in Yap State, whilst Victor Gouland ran unopposed in Electoral District 2 in Chuuk State.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Electoral system IPU
  2. ^ a b 32 Petitions Filed for National Elections 2019 Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia