Micronesia Federation. According to
COUNTRYAAH, 672 people were reported to have
cholera at the end of May/June. Six people died as a
result of the disease.
President Falcam received a warm welcome in September
during his four-day visit to Israel. The countries already
had a good relationship. Micronesia is one of Israel's most faithful
allies in the UN.
In February 1994, the President convened a national
conference to discuss the long-term prospects for
Micronesia's economy. One of the themes debated was the
country's dependence on the United States, whose support
accounts for two-thirds of GDP. The participants also dealt
with the problems of fishing, tourism and the country's poor
Olter regained the election in March 1995 and began his
second term in office. He thus ignored the pressure for
rotation in the presidential office, which could have
allowed alternates from different parts of the country to
take over the country's highest office in turn. In April,
the president officially criticized Japanese projects for
the continued transportation of plutonium on ships across
In late 1995, 500 delegates from the Federal State of
Micronesia met to discuss the future economic relationship
with the United States, at the prospect of a free
association agreement in 2001. The conference also proposed
a number of financial measures and the promotion of the
private sector. Finally, it was decided to make greater
efforts to comply with state budgets.
In December 1996, a typhoon caused serious damage to
private residential and state property. Furthermore, the
crops were affected. US President Bill Clinton declared the
area in emergency mode and decided to send relief.
In November, President Bailey Olter was replaced in the
post by a transitional president, Jacob Nena, who in May
1997 was inaugurated as actual president. At the 1997
parliamentary elections, the 10 members who were up for
election were re-elected.
Throughout the year, the country's financial problems
continued and the government sought to motivate 20% of
public servants to find other work.