The Green Papers: Northern Marianas 2005 Off Year Elections
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
General Election: Saturday 5 November 2005
2002-2010 Representatives:0(0.00% of 435)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000): 
Capital:island of Saipan
Saturday 5 November 2005 polls close 7:00p MPST (0900 UTC)

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Northern Marianas State and Local Government

The NORTHERN MARIANAS is not directly represented in the U.S. Congress and relies on the Delegate from GUAM to represent the Commonwealth's interests in Washington.

The submission period for nominating petitions and candidacy documents begins 8 July and ends 7 August 2005.


Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Territorial Governor

Seat up for election       Governor Juan Nekai Babauta
First elected: 2001
Seat up for election: Saturday 5 November 2005
  Elected   3,809 28.07% Speaker Benigno Repeki Fitial
Lt. Governor: Vice Speaker Timothy Pangelinan Villagomez
  Candidate   3,710 27.34% Representative Heinz Sablan Hofschneider
Lt. Governor: David Mundo Apatang
  Candidate   3,610 26.60% Governor Juan Nekai Babauta
Lt. Governor: Diego Tenorio Benavente
  Candidate   2,442 17.99% Froilan Cruz Tenorio
Lt. Governor: Antonio Aguon Santos
Conceded 9 November 2005.
Total 13,571 100.00%  

On Saturday 19 November 2005 the absentee ballots were counted. 1,602 absentee ballots were mailed to voters, 1,378 were returned to the Election Commission, and 1,219 were properly completed. Fitial lead before and after the absentee ballots were tallied.

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Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.


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