Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Special Election Candidates

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 3, 1997 - Eight candidates have filed their applications to run in the July 2, 1997, special election which will be held in the State of Pohnpei to fill the At-Large seat in Congress vacated by Leo A. Falcam when he was elected by Congress as Vice President of the Federated States of Micronesia, May 11, 1997 and was sworn in May 14, 1997.

Up to the deadline yesterday, June 2, 1997, the following have filled their applications as candidates of the special election: Mideon G. Neth, Director of Commerce and Industry and Former State Senator; Edwel Santos, Private Lawyer; Bellarmine Ioanis, FSM Registrar of Corporations, Resources and Development; Yusuo Phillip, Pohnpei State Senator; Elias Thomas, Information Specialist, FSM Public Information; Ambassador Resio S. Moses, FSM Permanent Representative to the United Nations; William Seneres, Private Businessman, and Herman P. Semes, Pohnpei State Senator.

Four other people have picked up their applications but did not file, according to National Election Director Max Mallarme.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356