The new change in the Federated States of Micronesia’s (FSM) leadership took place on May 11, order 2015 during the 19th Congress’ first regular session.
Pohnpei’s Peter M. Christian was elected and sworn in as the country’s new head of state replacing previous President Emmanuel Mori of Chuuk.
According to the FSM Constitution, remedy the President and Vice President are elected by Congress by a majority vote of all members for a term of four years. Prior to election or vote by the Congress, the candidate must be a member of Congress for a 4-year term, a citizen of FSM by birth and resident of FSM for at least 15-years.
New President Christian was a member of Congress representing Pohnpei prior to his election.
Yosiwo George of Kosrae was elected as Vice President. He previously served as FSM’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in addition to serving as both Kosrae Judge and Governor.