Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Peter Christian
Head of Government:
President Peter Christian

Overview

Government Name:
Micronesia, Federated States of
Constitution:
Adopted: 1978; Contains information regarding basic concepts such as the territory of Micronesia, supremacy, citizenship, declaration of rights, traditional rights, and suffrage. The constitution then goes on to discuss the levels and powers of government in terms of its legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
Government Type:
Constitutional Government in Free Association with the United States
Micronesia, Federated States of Flag
Coat of Arms of Micronesia, Federated States of

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

There is no Country Risk Rating for Federated States of Micronesia

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The president serves as chief of state and head of government.

Elected by parliament.

4 years

Judicial

Highest court of jurisdiction.

Judges are appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the congress.

Life appointment

Legislative

Responsible for providing for the national defense; ratifying treaties; regulating immigration, emigration, naturalization, and citizenship; and imposing taxes, duties, and tariffs based on imports.

4 members are elected by proportional representation and 10 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies.

Ten members serve 2 years and four members serve 4 years

Regional Trade Blocs

No Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/