CNMI to hold election for vacant Precinct 3 seat within month

2:49 pm on 11 January 2019
Representative Francisco S. Dela Cruz

Representative Francisco S. Dela Cruz Photo: supplied

A special election will be held in the Northern Marianas within 30 days to fill the vacant Precinct 3 seat left by the death of former vice speaker Francisco Dela Cruz.

The Saipan Tribune reports the 56-year-old republican died last weekend on Tinian.

The Commonwealth Election Commission says the special election is open to anybody, not just the six people who lost the race for Precinct 3 in November.

The 21st Legislature opens on Monday.