Navajo Nation Elects New President: Unofficial Tally Shows Russell Begaye Winning Presidency

Russell Begaye and Jonathan Nez to be new president and vice president of Navajo Nation.

Russell Begaye and Jonathan Nez to be new president and vice president of Navajo Nation.

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA – Unofficial results from today’s special election held on the Navajo Nation show Russell Begaye and Jonathan Nez winning offices of president and vice president, respectively.

The unofficial results show the two winning 25,745 votes (62.5%) over former Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and Dineh Benally, who garnered 15, 439 votes or 37.5 percent.

This is a developing story. More to follow in tomorrow’s Native News Online.

Photo Courtesy: Navajo Times

 

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