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The is the upper house of the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature. The Senate consists of nine senators representing three senatorial districts (Saipan & the Northern Islands, Tinian & Aguijan, and Rota), each a multi-member constituency with three senators.

In the November 2007 elections, the three senators up for re-election were all re-elected to another four-year term in the 16th and 17th Senate. The Covenant Party, which lost control of the House, entered into coalition with the Democrats and a lone Independent over the Senate's leadership and voting agenda.

The CNMI Senate is currently controlled by a Republican majority under Senate President Franciso Borja.[1]

Maria Frica Pangelinan was the first woman to serve in the Senate.[2]

Composition of the Senate

  Republican: 7 seats
  Independent: 2 seats
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority/plurality)
Total
Republican Covenant Independent Vacant
End of 17th Legislature 4 1 4 9 0
Beginning of 18th Legislature 5 0 4 9 0
End of 18th Legislature 6 3
Beginning of 19th Legislature 7 0 2 9 0
December 29, 2015[3] 6 8 1
January 9, 2016[4] 3 9 0
End of 19th Legislature
Beginning of 20th Legislature 7 0 2 9 0
Latest voting share 78% 22%

Members, 19th Legislature

District Name Party
1
Rota
Steve Mesngon Rep
Paul Manglona Ind
Teresita Santos Rep
2
Tinian
Francisco Borja Rep
Francisco Cruz Rep
Jude Hofschneider Rep
3
Saipan
Sixto Igisomar Rep
Arnold Palacios Rep
Justo Quitugua Ind

Past composition of the Senate

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/borja-is-new-senate-president/
  2. ^ Calindas, Marconi (2006-03-05). "'Women of power' meet Miss Teen beauties". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ Victor Hocog departs the Senate to become Lieutenant Governor
  4. ^ Runner-up Paul Manglona appointed to fill the vacant seat

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