The Northern Mariana Islands Senate is the upper house of the
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature The Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature is the territorial legislature of the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The legislative branch of the territory is bicameral, consisting of a 20-member lower House of Representat ...
. The Senate consists of nine senators representing three senatorial districts (
Saipan Saipan ( ch, Sa’ipan, formerly in es, Saipán, and in ja, 彩帆島, Saipan-tō) is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. According to 2017 estimates by the United S ...

& the Northern Islands,
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Aguijan Aguiguan (also Aguigan and Aguihan, based on the Spanish rendition of the native name, Aguijan, which is still used) is a small bean-shaped coralline island in the Northern Mariana Islands chain in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated south-west of Ti ...
, and
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), 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
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, entered into
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with the Democrats and a lone
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over the Senate's leadership and voting agenda. The CNMI Senate was controlled in 2016 by a Republican majority under Senate President Franciso Borja.http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/borja-is-new-senate-president/ Maria Frica Pangelinan was the first woman to serve in the Senate.

Composition of the Senate

Senators of the 21st Commonwealth Legislature

Past composition of the Senate

See also

*Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives *List of Northern Mariana Islands Governors


External links

* Politics of the Northern Mariana Islands Political organizations based in the Northern Mariana Islands Territorial upper houses in the United States Government of the Northern Mariana Islands {{NorthernMarianas-stub