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Northern Mariana Islands general election, 2007

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General elections were held in the Northern Mariana Islands on 3 November 2007, alongside a double referendum.[1] The Republican Party won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, whilst both referendums were approved.

Background

The two referendums were on proposed amendments to the constitution. One would amend Chapter XV, article 2, section a to establish a new Higher Education Commission to licence post-secondary educational institutions.[2] The other would amend the Chapter III, article 4 to require a second round in the elections for governor and lieutenant governor if no candidate received over 50% in the first round.[3]

Results

Legislature

Senate

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Party Votes % Seats
Republican Party 2,720 24.11 0
Covenant Party 2,474 21.93 1
Democratic Party 858 7.60 0
Independents 5,231 46.36 2
Not up for election 6
Total 11,283 100 9
Source: Vote CNMI

House

Party Votes % Seats
Republican Party 17,454 50.41 12
Covenant Party 4,440 12.82 4
Democratic Party 1,775 5.13 1
Independents 10,954 31.64 3
Total 34,623 100 20
Source: Vote CNMI

Referendums

Establishing a new Higher Education Commission

Choice Votes %
For 6,619 64.03
Against 3,718 35.97
Invalid/blank votes 268
Total 10,605 100
Registered voters/turnout 15,184 69.84
Source: Direct Democracy

Two-round elections for Governor

Choice Votes %
For 7,671 73.12
Against 2,820 26.88
Invalid/blank votes 114
Total 10,605 100
Registered voters/turnout 15,184 69.84
Source: Direct Democracy

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