the republic logo

Tentative date set for voters on Navajo Nation to choose next tribal president

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona — Navajo voters are scheduled to go to the polls just before Christmas to choose their next president.

The Navajo Election Administration tentatively has set the election for Dec. 23.

The presidential contest was separated from the Nov. 4 general election after Chris Deschene (des-CHEE'-nee) was disqualified for failing to show he could speak fluent Navajo.

Tribal lawmaker Russell Begaye took his spot on the ballot, but his candidacy is being challenged. He is facing former President Joe Shirley Jr.

A grievance filed against Begaye alleges financial improprieties and questions his loyalty to the tribe. Begaye says it's a ploy to knock him out of the race.

A hearing is scheduled Thursday on the grievance.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.