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Palau Government

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

    Data code: PS

    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: 18 states; Aimeliik, Airai, Angaur, Hatobohei, Kayangel, Koror, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Ngiwal, Palau Island, Peleliu, Sonsoral, Tobi

    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 Kuniwo NAKAMURA (since 1 January 1993) and Vice President Tommy E. REMENGESAU Jr. (since 1 January 1993); note—the president is both the chief of state and head of government
    head of government: President Kuniwo NAKAMURA (since 1 January 1993) and Vice President Tommy E. REMENGESAU Jr. (since 1 January 1993); 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 11 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 2000)
    election results: Kuniwo NAKAMURA reelected president; percent of vote—Kuniwo NAKAMURA 64%, Chief Ibedul Yutuka GIBBONS 36%; Tommy E. REMENGESAU Jr. reelected vice president; percent of vote—Tommy E. REMENGESAU Jr. 69%, Kione ISECHAL 31%

    Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament or Olbiil Era Kelulau (OEK) consists of the Senate (14 seats; members elected by popular vote on a population basis to serve four-year terms) and the House of Delegates (16 seats—one from each state; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
    elections: Senate—last held 11 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 2000); House of Delegates—last held 11 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 2000)
    election results: Senate—percent of vote by party—NA; seats by party—NA; House of Delegates—percent of vote by party—NA; seats by party—NA

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

    Political parties and leaders: Palau Nationalist Party [Polycarp BASILIUS]

    International organization participation: ESCAP, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IMF, Sparteca, SPC, SPF, UN, UNCTAD, WHO

    Diplomatic representation in the US:
    chief of mission: Ambassador Hersey KYOTA
    chancery: 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036
    telephone: [1] (202) 452-6814
    FAX: [1] (202) 452-6281

    Diplomatic representation from the US:
    chief of mission: Ambassador Thomas C. HUBBARD (resident in Manila); Charge d'Affaires Allen E. NUGENT
    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

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