Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election, 2014
November 4 and November 18, 2014
2014 Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands. As no candidate received a majority of the vote, a run-off election was held 14 days later. Incumbent Republican Governor Eloy Songao Inos and running mate Ralph DLG. Torres were elected. Inos, who served as lieutenant governor from 2009 to 2013, first became Governor following the resignation of his predecessor,  Benigno Fitial.
Background [ edit ]
previous gubernatorial election was held in 2009 for a 5-year term, in order to move all elections to even years.  Covenant Party candidate Benigno Fitial won re-election. His running mate, Eloy Inos, was elected to his first full term as lieutenant governor. Fitial resigned as governor in February 2013 in the face of impeachment hearings.  Inos thus succeeded him governor. In September 2013, Inos, then a member of the Covenant Party, took steps to merge the Covenant Party with the territorial  Republican Party, and ran for re-election as a Republican.
Candidates [ edit ]
Juan Babauta, former Governor (2002–2006), running as an independent
 Running mate: Juan Torres, former senator Edward "Tofila" Masga Deleon Guerrero, former Ports Authority executive director, running as a Democrat
 Running mate: Danny Quitugua, former representative
Heinz Sablan Hofschneider, 2009 candidate and Speaker of the House, running as an independent
 Eloy Songao Inos, incumbent governor, running as a Republican
Results [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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"Commonwealth Election Commission - Election 2014 Results". Archived from the original on November 30, 2014 . Retrieved . 3 May 2015
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Erediano, Emmanuel T (20 February 2013). "New governor, lt. governor". Marianas Variety . Retrieved . 4 May 2015
Eugenio, Haidee V. (2009-11-23). "CNMI holds first runoff election". . Saipan Tribune
Celock, John (2 November 2013). "Benigno Fitial, Northern Mariana Islands Governor, Impeached By House In Massage Scandal". Huffington Post . Retrieved . 4 May 2015
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Eugenio, Haidee (September 19, 2013). "Inos, Covenant Party members rejoining GOP". . Archived from Saipan Tribune the original on April 8, 2014.
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Eugenio, Haidee (April 8, 2014). "Independent bid for Babauta, Torres". Saipan Tribune . Retrieved . 4 May 2015
Eugenio, Haidee (March 14, 2014). "Dems pick Deleon Guerrero-Quitugua". Saipan Tribune . Retrieved . 4 May 2015