Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Pohnpei Special Election for At-Large seat in Congress

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 2, 1997 - A special election will be held in Pohnpei, July 2, 1997, 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 9:00 this morning, June 2, 1997, the following have filled their application as candidate of the special election: Mideon G. Neth, Edwel Santos and Bellarmine Ioanis. Nine other people have picked up their application but have not yet filed. They are Kohper Sohs A. (Kisin Men Tikitik), Herman P. Semens, Elias Thomas, Beauleen Carl, Simon Kihleng, Yosuo Phillip, Resio Moses, William Seneres and Bellarmine Helgenberger, according to National Election Director, Max Mallarme.

The deadline for filing application is 12:00 midnight tonight, June 2, 1997.

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