President Mori nominates Cabinet members and Ambassadors for his second term
Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): July 17, 2011 - On July 13, 2011, President Manny Mori, pursuant to section 2(d), article X of the FSM Constitution and Title 2, Chapter 2 section 207 of the FSM Code, submitted twenty one (21) nominations to the Seventeenth FSM Congress for "advice and consent".
In his letter to Speaker Isaac V. Figir, the President stated that the selection of nominees "could have been more difficult had it not been for the overriding national interest to maintain status quo". Submitted nominations are as follows:
The President pointed out that some of his department and office heads have been shifted from current posts to different offices due to several considerations ranging from educational background to work experience and loyalty.
Concerning other officials not nominated for the second term, the President expressed regrets in admitting that he had made the decision to forego such nominations based on "consideration of the totality of the circumstances surrounding each case with the best interest of the Nation in mind".
Pursuant to the new Public Law No. 17-02, amending relevant sections of the FSM Code governing Congressional action on Presidential nominations, the 17th FSM Congress will have two consecutive sessions to act on these twenty one nominations.
A twelve-day Special Session of the FSM Congress will commence on July 25 as called by President Mori on June 10 to address the nominations, among other issues.
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