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[edit]

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[edit]

Legislature[edit]

Senate[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Establishing a new Higher Education Commission[edit]

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[edit]

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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