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Micronesia profile - Leaders

  • 23 June 2015
  • From the section Asia
Micronesian President Emanuel "Manny" Mori Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption President Emanuel "Manny" Mori

President: Emanuel "Manny" Mori

Emanuel "Manny" Mori was chosen as the country's seventh president in May 2007, and re-elected in May 2011.

The president is elected every four years by the congress.

Mr Mori is from Chuuk, the largest and most populous state in the four-state federation.

He was the executive vice president of the Bank of the Federated States of Micronesia from 1997 until his election as a senator in 1999. Apart from working as a banker he also worked in the civil service.

Mr Mori is of Japanese descent. He is married and has four daughters.