List of Governors of the Northern Mariana Islands
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The following is a list of persons who served as Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands. The term of office was 4 years running from January of even years. The term will be 5 years from January 2010 to 2015 to transition, the term to run 4 years in odd years.
List of Governors 
|Carlos S. Camacho||January 9, 1978 – January 11, 1982||Democratic|
|Pedro Tenorio||January 11, 1982 – January 8, 1990||Republican|
|Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero||January 8, 1990 – January 10, 1994||Republican|
|Froilan Tenorio||January 10, 1994 – January 12, 1998||Democratic|
|Pedro Tenorio||January 12, 1998 – January 14, 2002||Republican|
|Juan Babauta||January 14, 2002 – January 9, 2006||Republican|
|Benigno Fitial||January 9, 2006 – February 20, 2013||see note|
|Eloy Inos||February 20, 2013 – Present||Covenant|
- Note: Fitial switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party on January 5, 2011, while in office.
Living former governors 
As of February 2013[update], five former governors were alive, the oldest being Pedro Tenorio (1982-1990, 1998–2002; born 1934). The most recent governor to die was Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero (1990–1994), on October 6, 2006. Guerrero was also the most recently-serving governor to die.
|Name||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth|
|Carlos S. Camacho||1978–1982||February 27, 1937|
|Pedro Tenorio||1982–1990, 1998–2002||April 18, 1934|
|Froilan Tenorio||1994–1998||September 9, 1939|
|Juan Babauta||2002–2006||September 7, 1953|
|Benigno Fitial||2006–2013||November 27, 1945|
Latest election 
|Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election, 2009|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||First round||Second round|
|Republican||Heinz Hofschneider||Arnold Palacios||4,900||36.27%||6,240||48.56%|
|Covenant||Benigno Fitial (incumbent)||Eloy Inos||4,892||36.21%||6,610||51.44%|
|Independent||Juan Guerrero||Joe Camacho||2,613||19.34%|
|Independent||Ramon Guerrero||David Borja||1,075||7.96%|
See also 
- Eugenio, Haidee V. (2011-01-08). "Fitial now back to Republican Party, Governor's end goal to merge Covenant with GOP". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
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