2 Nov 2010

CNMI voters to choose US Congress delegate

2:06 pm on 2 November 2010

More than 16,000 voters in the Northern Marianas are eligible to cast their ballots today as the territory chooses a delegate to the US Congress.

Four candidates are standing, including the incumbent Gregorio Kilili Sablan, who is once again running as an independent.

A former lieutenant governor Jesse Borja is standing for the Democratic Party while a former House floor leader, Joseph Camacho, is running for the Covenant Party.

The fourth candidate is a former governor, Juan Babauta.

The CNMI was granted a non-voting delegate seat in the U.S. Congress in May 2008.

Before this, the CNMI only had a non-voting Washington representative, a position that was not officially a part of Congress.