Marshall Islands 2007

Yearbook 2007

Marshall Islands. The November 19 parliamentary elections became chaotic because of a new electoral system where voters could vote for their local candidates in any polling station. Some polling stations opened late and the vote therefore went on until midnight. In some places, the ballots ended. The large number of postal votes meant that the vote counted out on time. The turnout was only around 50 percent, a sharp decline compared to the 2003 election.

According to CountryAAH, Majuro is the capital city of Marshall Islands. One of the questions was whether the Marshall Islands would move to China as a close ally, instead of Taiwan. Parliament Speaker Litokwa Tomeing said that the recognition of Taiwan in 1998 was a mistake that the government should now rectify by only approving China. Litokwa Tomeing also visited Beijing, as did several members of the opposition. The President criticized his own (ruling) United Democratic Party (UDP) and President Kessai Note for failing to fulfill their promises of reform.

Shortly before the election, Litkowa Tomeing jumped to the opposition party Our Islands Party (OIP), which formed an alliance with the conservative United People’s Party (UPP).

However, the OIP said the party would not break relations with Taiwan if it won the election. Taiwan is the Marshall Islands’ largest aid donor after the United States, giving the country $ 10 million in state direct aid each year. In addition, Taiwan is funding various aid projects in the country.

The currency outflow was even. The UDP government party lost its majority in parliament, but despite the opposition going forward, it did not get its own majority. Both the UDP and the OIP/UPP negotiated with the four independent candidates and it was long unclear who would form the government. In a few constituencies, the votes had to be recalculated. A large part of the postal votes were rejected because they had come in too late. At the same time, many voters residing abroad had not received their documents on time.

After the recalculation, which was criticized by the opposition, it became clear that the ruling UDP became the largest party with 15 seats compared to 14 for UPP/OIP. But after all, it was the opposition that formed the government. In January 2008, the new parliament elects a new president.

In August, the Marshall Islands were removed from the Western Cooperation Organization’s OECD list of tax havens who refuse to cooperate. The country had then promised to increase transparency and information on tax issues.

Marshall Islands weather in March, April and May

According to Bridgat.com, daily temperatures averaging 30 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May at about 27 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.

The expected rainfall is around 15 days in March, around 17 days in April and around 20 days in May.

In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 7 to 8 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Majuro is in March, but with a little less sun you have to make do with April.