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Micronesia Federation's Political System

The Micronesia Federation is, after the 1979 Constitution, a federal and democratic state. The country has an agreement on free association with the United States, established in 1986, renegotiated in 2004. US responsibility for the country's security. The four states of the federation are Kosrae, Yap, Pohnpei and Chuuk. The Supreme Legislature of the Federation has added a congress of 14 senators. Four senators are elected by the states and sit for four years. The other ten are chosen for two years from smaller circles, divided by population size. An executive has been added to a president, who is elected by Congress from among the four state representatives. The presidential office switches between the states.

Government and Politics of Micronesia

The four states have their own constitutions, elected legislative assemblies and governors. At the local level there are municipalities and villages. Elected magistrates and councils lead the municipalities, while the villages are traditionally managed.

The judiciary

The judiciary includes a Supreme Court and state and appellate courts.

Micronesia Federation International Relations

The Micronesia Federation is a member of the UN (from 1991) and most of the UN's special organizations, including The World Bank, by the way Pacific Islands Forum. Also see AbbreviationFinder for abbreviation of FM and its meanings of Micronesia.

State and politics

The Micronesia Federation is a federal republic with a free association with the United States. The islands are divided into four groups that make up states. Formal political parties are missing. It is a one-chamber parliament with 14 members; 4 are elected by the states and sit for 4 years.

The states, which have a high degree of autonomy with their own constitutions, elected state assemblies and governors. The president is both the head of state and the head of government; President since 2007 is Emanuel Mori.

The judiciary includes state courts and a Supreme Court.

Foreign policy is close to that of the United States. The United States is in charge of defense. The Micronesia Federation is a member of UN and Pacific Islands Forum.

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