16 Nov 2004

Palau voters embrace constitutional changes

8:41 pm on 16 November 2004

Four of five constitutional amendments put to voters in this month's election in Palau have been passed.

Voters have agreed that Palauans can hold dual citizenship - a move to allow people who move to the US to retain their Palauan passports.

They have also agreed; to limit the number of terms people can be in the congress to three; to restrict the wages of members, and to allow the president and vice president to run for elections as one team.

The unsuccessful amendment called for congress to be reduced to a single parliamentary chamber.

The re-elected President, Tommy Remengesau, had failed to get the changes through the congress during the last term.