Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Pohnpei maintains executive and modifies legislative

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): December 16, 2003 - Pohnpei State has voted to maintain the leadership of Governor Johnny P. David and Lieutenant Governor Jack E. Yakana at the Executive Branch and with a few changes, kept most members of its Legislative Branch.

Awaiting certification by the State Election Commissioners office, the unofficial results of the December 9, run-off elections show, David won the gubernatorial seat by 133 votes: David - 8345 and Pangelinan - 8212. For the Lt. Governor, 40 votes spelled the difference between Yakana's - 8293 and Edward's - 8253.

To win the State's elective seats, a candidate requires the following votes:

Executive Branch - majority of the total votes (50% - 1%);
Legislative Branch - plurality of votes cast in each election district.

The composition of the Legislative Branch was decided in the general elections of November 9, and they include:

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