Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
23rd Congress
Type
Type
History
Founded1979
Leadership
Speaker
Esmond Moses, Ind.
since 11 May 2023
Vice-Speaker
Robson Romolow, Ind.
Structure
Seats14 senators
Political groups
Independents (14)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
7 March 2023
Meeting place
Palikir
Website
www.cfsm.gov.fm

The Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia has 14 non-partisan members: ten members elected for a two-year term in ten single-seat constituencies and four members elected for a four-year term, one from each state at-large.

Qualifications

To become a member of the FSM Congress, either one elected on the basis of state equality (senator at-large) or one elected based on population, an individual must fulfil these following requirements according to Article 9 of the Constitution.[1]

Speakers of the Congress

The Speaker of the Congress is elected for a term of two years.

Image Name Took office Left office Notes
Bethwel Henry 10 May 1979 May 1987 [2]
Jack Fritz May 1987 May 2003 [3]
Peter M. Christian 12 May 2003 11 May 2007
Isaac V. Figir 11 May 2007 11 May 2013 [4]
Dohsis Halbert 11 May 2013 11 May 2015 [4]
Wesley Simina 11 May 2015 11 May 2023 [5]
Esmond Moses 11 May 2023 Incumbent [6]

Members

Members after the 2023 Micronesian parliamentary election.[7]

State District Member Places represented Notes
Chuuk
Senator (at-large) Wesley W. Simina Chuuk
One Florencio Singkoro Harper Mortlock Islands
Two Victor (Vicky) Gouland Northern Namoneas
Three Perpetua S. Konman Southern Namoneas
Four Tiwiter Aritos Faichuuk Region
Five Robson U. Romolow Halls and Northwestern Islands
Kosrae
Senator (at-large) Aren Palik Kosrae
One Paliknoa K. Welly Kosrae
Yap
Senator (at-large) Joseph J. Urusemal Yap
One Isaac V. Figir Yap
Pohnpei
Senator (at-large) Peter M. Christian Pohnpei
One Merlynn Abello-Alfonso Sokehs, Kolonia, Sapwuahfik, Nukuoro and Kapingamarangi
Two Quincy Lawrence Madolenihmw and Kitti
Three Esmond B. Moses U, Nett, Mwoakilloa and Pingelap

See also

References

  1. ^ "FSM Constitution - Article 9". fsmlaw.org. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  2. ^ Micronesia Country Study Guide. International Business Publications, USA. 2009-03-20. ISBN 9781438732688.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://shark.comfsm.fm/library/digitallibrary/V10N71989.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ a b "Halbert new speaker of FSMs' Eighteenth Congress". fsmcongress.fm. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Speaker Wesley W. Simina". Archived from the original on 2019-01-11. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  6. ^ "News Programmes Schedules How to Listen About RNZ Pacific PACIFIC8:31 am today Wesley Simina becomes new president of Micronesia". RNZ. 11 May 2023. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  7. ^ "National Election Changes 2 in Pohnpei and Maintains All State Representatives". Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.