Micronesia (Federated States of)

Congress

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Congress
Chamber name
Congress
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
2

Notes: Parliamentary term: 2 years (except 4 "at large" Senators - one for each of the four States of Micronesia - elected for 4 years)

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2011
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Congress
Speaker
Esmond B. Moses (Male)
Date of birth: 1974
Term
11 May 2023
Additional information

Elected on 11 May 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Chief Clerk
Secretary General
Jessica Reyes (Female)
Term
27 Jan 2021
Notes

Appointed on 27 Jan. 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members
14
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
14
Current number of members
13
Men
11
Women
2
Percentage of women
15.4%
Population (in thousands)
113
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
8,071

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
60.7
(2023-05)
Youngest member
Quincy Lawrence (Male)
Youngest member (years)
43
Oldest member
Isaac V. Figir (Male)
Oldest member (years)
75
Number of members, by age (2023-05)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 4 0 0 10
Female 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 1 3 2 2 4 0 0 12
Total <= 45: 1 Total >= 46: 11
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
0.0% 0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
8.3% 8% 0.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No