Guam – The election for president in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is too close to call, with incumbent president Peter Christian facing the likelihood of being edged out by his challenger, David Panuelo.
According to preliminary and unofficial results of Tuesday’s elections, Panuelo received 6,773 votes against Christian’s 6,716.
Panuelo is speaker of FSM Congress, while Christian was elected president in 2015. FSM presidents serves a four-year term.
FSM voters also cast their votes for members of the 14-man parliament and a referendum calling a Constitutional Convention.
Thirty candidates from across the nation ran for the 21st Congress.
The FSM National Election Office is expected to release the election results this week.