16 Mar 2005

FSM election results still incomplete

9:57 am on 16 March 2005

Voters in the Federated States of Micronesia have returned all of the incumbents from three of the four states in the country's 14th Congressional Elections.

All five incumbents from Kosrae, Yap and Pohnpei have been returned including the Speaker, Peter Christian, and the Vice Speaker, Claude Phillip.

Final results for the fourth state, Chuuk, are still being checked.

Three constitutional amendments on the ballot paper failed to get the required two thirds majority to pass into law.

The amendments are expected to reappear at the next national election in two years time.