Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Final Results of Presidential Nominations Submitted to Congress

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): October 8, 2009 - Previously, it was reported that the FSM Congress had approved several nominations that President Mori sent up during the Second Regular Session of Congress. (See press release 0909-28) At the conclusion of their Session, Congress had approved a total of 7 of the 13 nominations. They did not take action on three nominations, and three of them were declined, although later Congress made three separate resolutions to authorize the President to resubmit these.

The nominations that were confirmed were for Mr. Aren Palik to be a member of the Joint Trust Fund Committee, Mr. Stan Kensof to be the Deputy Chief of Mission to Fiji, and Mr. Ignatius Manglay to be a member of the Micare Board as the representative from Yap State.

The nominations for Mr. Fabian Nimea to be a member of the Joint Trust Fund Committee, Mr. Akilino Susaia to serve as the FSM Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, and Mr. Resty Shotaro to be the National Government representative to the Telecom Board, all failed to garner the required votes to pass. President Mori now has the option to resubmit these names back to Congress.

The three nominations that did not see action were for Mr. Joseph Habuchmai to serve on the FSM Banking and Insurance Commission Board, Mr. William Hawley to be re-nominated as the National Government representative to the Petro Corp Board, and Mr. Churchill Edwards to become a member of the Board of Regents of the College of Micronesia-FSM.

The next chance for these nominations to see attention would be the next upcoming Session of Congress.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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