Palau National Congress

Palau National Congress
Olbiil era Kelulau
8th Olbiil Era Kelulau
Houses Senate
House of Delegates
President of the Senate
Mlib Tmetuchl, Independent
Since 16 January 2009
Seats 29 members (13 and 16)
Senate political groups
  Independent: 9 seats
House of Delegates political groups
  Independent: 16 seats
single-seat constituency
multi-seat constituency
Senate last election
6 November 2012
Meeting place
Capitol Building, Ngerulmud
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Palau has a bicameral legislature, the Palau National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau), consisting of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Palau, which both sit at the capitol complex in Ngerulmud, Melekeok State. The House of Delegates has 16 members, each serving four-year terms in single-seat constituencies. The Senate has 13 members, also serving four-year terms in multi-seat constituencies. In the last elections, held on 6 November 2012, only non-partisans were elected. No political parties exist.

Latest election

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


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.

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