Covenant Party (Northern Mariana Islands)

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Covenant Party
President Greg Camacho[1]
Founder Benigno Fitial[1]
Founded 2001
Headquarters Northern Mariana Islands
Ideology Populism, Conservatism & Neoliberalism
Colors Green & White
Senate
0 / 9
House of Representatives
4 / 20

The Covenant Party is a political party in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands advocating government and financial reform. In the legislative elections of 2003, the Covenant Party won nine of eighteen seats. In the 2005 elections, the Covenant Party increased its position as one of the strongest parties in the territory when Benigno R. Fitial, the party's gubernatorial candidate, was victorious in the election. The Covenant Party's victory in the gubernatorial election was complemented by the capture seven out of eighteen seats in the House of Representatives and three out of nine seats in the Senate. In the Commonwealth Legislature 2007 elections, the Covenant Party won only four of twenty seats in the House of Representatives.

In December 2010, Governor Benigno Fitial announced his intent that the Covenant Party would merge with the Republican Party.[2] Republican and Covenant Party leaders rejected that course of action, and the Covenant Party is contesting the 2012 midterm elections.[1][3]

In September 2013, Governor Eloy Inos again tried to merge the Covenant Party with the Republican Party.[4] With the departure of Inos, the Covenant Party does not have a candidate for the 2014 gubernatorial election.

Notable Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Eugenio, Haidee (March 25, 2011). "10-year-old Covenant Party to field candidates for 2012 midterm polls". Saipan Tribune. 
  2. ^ "Covenant, GOP to merge", Saipan Tribune, 2010-12-10
  3. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (October 27, 2012). "Today's rally brings together Covenants, Dems, independents". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (September 19, 2013). "Inos, Covenant Party members rejoining GOP". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved April 8, 2014.