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Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 Reviews of Kiribati, the Marshall in its fi rst regular session on 11 May. Islands, and Nauru are not included in Although then incumbent President this issue. Joseph Ursemal of Yap easily won reelection to the national congress, he Federated States of failed in his bid to retain the presi- Micronesia dency. Instead, the congress elected The latter part of 2006 brought at-large senator Manny Mori from an air of political excitement and Chuuk. The new president is an FSM anticipation. The people were excited Congress veteran of four years. He was about the biannual national election fi rst elected in the 2003 special elec- scheduled for March 2007; they had tion to fi ll Chuuk’s at-large seat, which anticipated that the election for the at- Redley Killion had vacated when he large seats in the four states would be became vice president. Four years later, hard fought because some of the likely during the March 2007 election, Mori candidates had expressed interest in easily defeated incumbent Vice Presi- seeking the presidency. dent Killion for the same seat. The inauguration ceremony for Ursemal’s failed presidential the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Federated States of Micronesia

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 20 (1) – Feb 11, 2008

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Abstract

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 Reviews of Kiribati, the Marshall in its fi rst regular session on 11 May. Islands, and Nauru are not included in Although then incumbent President this issue. Joseph Ursemal of Yap easily won reelection to the national congress, he Federated States of failed in his bid to retain the presi- Micronesia dency. Instead, the congress elected The latter part of 2006 brought at-large senator Manny Mori from an air of political excitement and Chuuk. The new president is an FSM anticipation. The people were excited Congress veteran of four years. He was about the biannual national election fi rst elected in the 2003 special elec- scheduled for March 2007; they had tion to fi ll Chuuk’s at-large seat, which anticipated that the election for the at- Redley Killion had vacated when he large seats in the four states would be became vice president. Four years later, hard fought because some of the likely during the March 2007 election, Mori candidates had expressed interest in easily defeated incumbent Vice Presi- seeking the presidency. dent Killion for the same seat. The inauguration ceremony for Ursemal’s failed presidential the

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Published: Feb 11, 2008

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