President Shelly met with President-elect Russell Begaye and Vice President-elect Jonathan Nez Thursday. They discussed the upcoming transition and the subsequent transfer of power on May 12 at noon. (Photo by Rick Abasta)
WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA —The transition from the Shelly administration to the Begaye administration has begun.
The Shelly-Jim administration will end its term of office at noon on May 12.
Thursday, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly met with newly President-elect Russell Begaye and Vice President-elect Jonathan Nez.
President Shelly congratulated them on their victory and began making plans for the transition and subsequent transfer of power to the Begaye-Nez administration.
“Congratulations to the Begaye-Nez team for a decisive win. We are working together and are thankful for the patience of the Navajo people,” President Shelly said. “Never forget that it is the Navajo people who are the governing body of this great nation.”
The transition team will work together on tribal government divisions, budgets, economic development projects and updates on county, state and federal agencies. Initiatives from the White House and United Nations will also be included.