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Northern Mariana Islands

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Politics and government of
the Northern Mariana Islands
Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government[1], is a process by which collective decisions are made within groups. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Country name: conventional long form: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands conventional short form: Northern Mariana Islands Data code: CQ Dependency status: commonwealth in political union with the US; federal funds to the Commonwealth administered by the US Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs Government type: commonwealth; self...

See also: History of the_Northern_Mariana_Islands

edit List of Northern Mariana Islands Governors Carlos S. Camacho Democrat 1978-1982 Pedro P. Tenorio Republican 1982-1990 Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero Republican 1990-1994 Froilan C. Tenorio Democrat 1994-1998 Pedro P. Tenorio Republican 1998-2002 Juan N. Babauta Republican 2002- Categories: Lists of governors of U.S... Benigno Repeki Fitial (November 27, 1945) is the new elected Governor of Northern Mariana Islands (elections of Nov. ... Elections in the Northern Marianas gives information on election and election results in the Northern Marianas. ... The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a commonwealth in political union with the United States of America at a strategic location in the West Pacific Ocean. ...

The Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature is the territorial legislature of the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The legislative branch of the territoy is bicameral, consisting of an 18 member House of Representatives, and a Senate with nine senators. The territorial legislature meets in the commonwealth capital of Saipan. For other uses of Commonwealth, see Commonwealth. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... For other uses of Commonwealth, see Commonwealth. ... Saipan (IPA: in English) is the largest island and site of the capital of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, (a chain of 14 tropical islands in the western Pacific Ocean) with a total area of 120 km² (46. ...


The modern legislature was created under Secretarial Order No. 2989 by federal Interior Secretary Thomas Savig Kleppe effective April 1, 1976, replacing the less autonomous Mariana Islands District Legislature. The cabinet-level order reorganized local government in the commonwealth to reflect its greater self-government, which had established a political union with the United States in the previous year under a public plebiscite. The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Thomas Savig Kleppe (born July 1, 1919) is a former United States Representative from North Dakota. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Unlike many U.S. state legislatures with the exception of Vermont, the Northern Mariana Islands enjoys a strong third party and independent tradition. This is a complete list of State legislatures of the United States states. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Montpelier Burlington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 24 923 km² 130 km 260 km 3. ...

Summary of the 5 November 2005 Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature election results
Parties Votes % Seats House Votes % Seats Senate
Covenant Party 7 3
Republican Party 7 3
Democratic Party 2 2
Independent 2 1
Total 100.0 18 100.0 9

Contents

The Covenant Party is a political party in the Northern Mariana Islands. ... The Republican Party is a political party in the Northern Mariana Islands. ... The Democratic Party is a political party in the Northern Mariana Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Northern_Mariana_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Northern_Mariana_Islands. ...


House of Representatives

The House of Representatives consists of 18 representatives coming from six precints spread across the commonwealth. Four of the six precints are multi-member constituencies. In a legislative coalition with the Democratic Party, the Covenant Party presides over the House with an ultra-slim majority, with Independents voting either way. The current Speaker of the House is Oscar M. Babauta of Precint 2 (Saipan). A coalition is an alliance between entities, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Covenant Party is a political party in the Northern Mariana Islands. ... Saipan (IPA: in English) is the largest island and site of the capital of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, (a chain of 14 tropical islands in the western Pacific Ocean) with a total area of 120 km² (46. ...


Make-up of the House of Representatives

Affiliation Members
  Covenant Party 7
  Republican Party 7
  Democratic Party 2
  Independent 2
 Total
18

The Covenant Party is a political party in the Northern Mariana Islands. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Senate

The Senate consists of nine senators representing three senatorial districts, all of which are multi-member constituencies with three senators each. As in the House, the Covenant Party is in coalition with the Democrats and a lone Independent over the Senate's leadership and voting agenda. The President of the Senate is Joseph M. Mendiola of the Second Senatorial District (Tinian & Aguiguan). The Covenant Party is a political party in the Northern Mariana Islands. ... A coalition is an alliance between entities, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ...


Make-up of the Senate

Affiliation Members
  Covenant Party 3
  Republican Party 3
  Democratic Party 2
  Independent 1
 Total
9
 Government Majority
3

The Covenant Party is a political party in the Northern Mariana Islands. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

External links

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