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Palau's Political System

Palau became an independent republic in 1994. Following the constitution of 1981, the supreme authority was appointed a president, elected in the general election for four years. Legislative authority has been added to the National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau), consisting of a House of Delegates (with one delegate elected from each of the 16 states) and the Senate (with 14 elected members). Each state elects its own governor and legislative assembly. Locally, there are municipalities, with elected magistrates and councils, and villages.

Political System of Palau

The judiciary is headed by the Supreme Court. See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for how PW can stand for Palau.

Palau's defense

Palau has no regular military forces. The U.S. is in charge of defense and has military access but has no forces in the country (2019).

State and politics

Palau is a Democratic Republican volunteer affiliated with the United States (Compact of Free Association). The supreme authority lies with a president who is elected in the general election for 4 years and can be re-elected once. The president is also prime minister. The Parliament, 'Palau National Congress' or 'Olbiil Eva Kelulau', has 2 chambers, the Senate with 13 representatives and a House of Delegates with 16 representatives elected from each of the 16 states. Each state elects its own governor and legislative assembly.

Defense is taken care of by the United States. Only a few US Navy Seabees are stationed in Palau. US Coast Guard patrols Palauian waters.

Palau is a member of the UN and some of the UN's special organizations as well as the South Pacific Forum.

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