National elections office certifies results of Special Elections
Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Service): July 6, 2007 - The Office of the National Election Director has transmitted to President Manny Mori the winning candidates of the Special Election held on July 3, 2007
Voters from the States of Chuuk and Kosrae revisited the polls July 3, 2007 to once again, elect their at-large or four-year representatives to the 15th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia. The two seats were vacated when President Emanuel (Manny) Mori from Chuuk and Vice President Alik L. Alik from Kosrae were sworn into their current roles.
According to the National Elections Director, the following are the certified results of Tuesday's elections:
For the State of Chuuk:
Setiro Paul - 3,599
Candidates Johnny Meippen and Masao Nakayama wanted to have their names withdrawn but filed after the deadline therefore their names remained on the ballots.
In the State of Kosrae, the following are the certified results:
Claude H. Phillip - 1,078
According to the Office of National Elections Commission, the candidates have a week after certification to challenge the certified results.
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