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Electing the First Woman to the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

Puas, Gonzaga; Oliver, Norleen

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On 29 November 2021, the voters in the Southern Namoneas election district in the state of Chuuk elected Dr Perpetua S. Konman as the first woman in the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It caught the nation by surprise as many citizens believe that women still have a long struggle to become members of that forum. Until this election, FSM was the only country in the Pacific to have never elected a woman to its national parliament. Since 2011, eight women have attempted to be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2022-01-13
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/258398
DOI: 10.25911/SJ2Q-4093
Access Rights: Open Access



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