Parliament of Palau

Palau National Congress
Olbiil era Kelulau
Type
Type Bicameral
Houses House of Delegates
Senate
Seats 25 members (16 and 9)
Elections
House of Delegates Voting system single-seat constituency
Senate Voting system single-seat constituency
Meeting place
Capitol Building, Melekeok
Website

Palau has bicameral legislature, the Palau National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau), consisting of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Palau. The House of Delegates has 16 members, each serving four-year terms in single-seat constituencies. The Senate has 9 members, also serving four-year terms in single-seat constituencies. In the last elections, held on 2 November 2004, only non-partisans were elected. No political parties exist.

Latest election

e • d Summary of the 2 November 2004 Palau National Congress election results
Members House of Delegates Senate
Non-partisans 16 9
Total 16 9

Members

  • List of members of the parliament of Palau, 2008–2012
  • List of members of the parliament of Palau, 2012–present

Palau Congressional Library

Housed at the Palau National Congress, the Palau Congressional Library was founded on August 18, 1981. Headed as of 1996 by Congressional Librarian Harry Besebes, it has a 3000 item collection, with annual accessions of 350. The library employs 2 staff members, both professional librarians.

See also

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