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The Northern Mariana Islands Senate 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.

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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 was controlled in 2016 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 NMISenate.svg
  Republican: 7 seats
  Independent: 2 seats
AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority/plurality)
Total
Republican Covenant Independent Vacant
End of 17th Legislature41490
Beginning of 18th Legislature50490
End of 18th Legislature63
Beginning of 19th Legislature70290
End of 19th Legislature63
20th Legislature70290
Beginning of 21st Legislature60390
Latest voting share

Senators of the 21st Commonwealth Legislature

DistrictNameParty
1
Rota
Victor Borja Hocog Republican
Paul Manglona Independent
Teresita Santos Republican
2
Tinian
Francisco Borja Republican
Francisco Cruz Republican
Jude Hofschneider Republican
3
Saipan
Sixto Igisomar Republican
Vinnie Vinson Flores Sablan Independent
Justo Quitugua Independent

Past composition of the Senate

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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.