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    Palau Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/palau/palau_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Palau
      conventional short form: Palau
      local short form: Belau
      former: Palau District (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands)
      local long form: Beluu er a Belau

      Government type:
      constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 1 October 1994

      Capital:
      Koror; note - a new capital is being built about 20 km northeast of Koror

      Administrative divisions:
      16 states; Aimeliik, Airai, Angaur, Hatobohei, Kayangel, Koror, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Ngiwal, Peleliu, Sonsoral

      Independence:
      1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN Trusteeship)

      National holiday:
      Constitution Day, 9 July (1979)

      Constitution:
      1 January 1981

      Legal system:
      based on Trust Territory laws, acts of the legislature, municipal, common, and customary laws

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. (since 19 January 2001) and Vice President Sandra PIERANTOZZI (since 19 January 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. (since 19 January 2001) and Vice President Sandra PIERANTOZZI (since 19 January 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet
      elections: president and vice president elected on separate tickets by popular vote for four-year terms; election last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004)
      election results: Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. elected president; percent of vote - Tommy Esang REMENGESAU, Jr. 53%, Peter SUGIYAMA 46%; Sandra PIERANTOZZI elected vice president; percent of vote - Sandra PIERANTOZZI 52%, Alan SEID 45%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral Parliament or Olbiil Era Kelulau (OEK) consists of the Senate (9 seats; members elected by popular vote on a population basis to serve four-year terms) and the House of Delegates (16 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: Senate - last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004); House of Delegates - last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held NA November 2004)
      election results: Senate - percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 9; House of Delegates - percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 16

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; National Court; Court of Common Pleas

      Political parties and leaders:
      none

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACP, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IMF, IOC, OPCW, PIF, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Hersey KYOTA
      consulate(s): Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
      FAX: [1] (202) 452-6281
      telephone: [1] (202) 452-6814
      chancery: 1800 K Street NW, Suite 714, Washington, DC 20006

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: the Ambassador to the Philippines is accredited to Palau
      embassy: address NA, Koror
      mailing address: P. O. Box 6028, Republic of Palau 96940
      telephone: [680] 488-2920, 2990
      FAX: [680] 488-2911

      Flag description:
      light blue with a large yellow disk (representing the moon) shifted slightly to the hoist side


      NOTE: The information regarding Palau on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Palau Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Palau Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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