Elections, selections and reflections in Micronesia

Election time 2019

The election month of march has been one hell of a month here in Micronesia, particularly in Pohnpei.

National congress elections across four states and absentee ballots from the USA mainland, Guam, Hawaii and Saipan! It was a busy time for many.

I thought there was more drama during this election season than the last with the bribery scandal, human trafficking and that great social media campaigning by Senator David Panuelo.  We really saw the end of one era and the beginning of another in terms of campaigning, I think.  And, maybe a new era of government?

Selection and reflection

We discuss our views on how the election went, and most especially on the supposed re-count by President Christian.  By the way, I don’t think the re-count is going to go through, plus a friend of mine called the election commissioner for Pohnpei and confirmed it.

Still, the idea of a recount brought out so many crazies on the internet.  I hope those crazies realize now that they are crazy, because nothing really happened.  Senator David Panuelo remains the victor and an honored elder statesman steps down.

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Author: patpedrus

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