Panuelo out as ex-President likely to become new Micronesian leader

David Panuelo Photo: East-West Center

The Federated States of Micronesia will have a new President from May.

The incumbent President David Panuelo lost his seat in Congress during the general election on Tuesday.

In a leaked letter to the FSM leadership, viewed by RNZ Pacific, Panuelo said he accepted the election loss.

“I have publicly committed to a peaceful transition of power,” he said.

A national election office representative told RNZ Pacific the official results are expected to be finalised later on Friday before it is publicly announced.

Peter Christian

Peter Christian Photo: AFP

Source: RNZ