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Capital:island of Saipan
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The COMMONWEALTH of Northern Marianas
 Status: unincorporated TERRITORY
 part of United Nations TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS under United States Administration from 18 July 1947; Commonwealth-type government instituted, 1 January 1978
 COMMONWEALTH status achieved 3 November 1986 (official separation from the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under US law, formally accepted by the UN on 22 December 1990)

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 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States):
 


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Chief Executive
  Governor
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor (2010--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Governor (2001-2009): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2009. Territorial Governor
  Delegate to the House of Representatives: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. President George W. Bush signed S. 2739 on 8 May 2008 creating this office.

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General Election   All States
  (--2009) First Saturday in November in odd-numbered years.
  (2009--) ... general elections shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in even numbered years ... [CNMI Election Law CHAPTER 5. Article 1. 6501.]
If-in an election for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor-no candidate receives more than one-half (1/2) of the total votes cast and counted, there shall be a runoff election fourteen (14) days after the Commonwealth Election Commission has certified the results of the general election ... The candidates who received the highest and second highest number of votes cast and counted in the general election shall compete in the runoff election. The candidates who receive more than half of the votes cast and counted in the runoff shall be declared the winner. [CNMI Election Law CHAPTER 5. Article 1. 6509.(a) and (b)]
Polling times   All States
  Polling places shall open at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the election and shall be kept open until 7:00 p.m. [PL 12-18, 2 (6522)][1 CMC 6522]


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Election Authority
  Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Election Commission
Legislature    All States
  Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature
Democratic
  Democratic Party of the Northern Marianas
Republican
  CNMI Republican Party
Media & others
  Marianas Business Journal
  Marianas Variety
  Northern Mariana Islands News - World News Report
  Saipan Tribune
 
 


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