Single citizenship required of OEK
By: L.N. Reklai
To be a member of Olbiil Era Kelulau, either House of Delegates or Senate, a person must be citizen of Palau only, according to the amendment to the Constitution adopted during the November 2008 referendum.
“It is very challenging to be able to truly verify if person has only one citizenship or have dual citizenship. Our Board decided that we will start with requiring as part of criteria a copy of birth certificate. It is our part of our job to implement law,” stated Commissioner Maria Decherong.