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Islas Marianas del Norte Perfil Gobierno 2012

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Capital

nombre: Saipan
coordenadas geográficas: 15 12 N, 145 45 E
diferencia de tiempo: UTC+10 (15 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

División administrativa

none (commonwealth in political union with the US); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are four municipalities at the second order: Northern Islands, Rota, Saipan, Tinian

Independencia

none (commonwealth in political union with the US)

Constitución

Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands efectiva 1 Enero 1978; Covenant Agreement fully efectiva 4 Noviembre 1986

Sufragio

18 años de edad; universal; note - indigenous inhabitants are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections

Poder Executivo

jefe de estado: Presidente Barack H. OBAMA (desde 20 January 2009); Vice Presidente Joseph R. BIDEN (desde 20 January 2009)
jefe de gobierno: Governor Benigno R. FITIAL (desde 9 January 2006); Lieutenant Governor Eloy S. INOS (desde 1 May 2009)
cabinet: the cabinet consists of the heads of the 10 principal departments under the executive branch who are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; other members include special assistants to the governor and office heads appointed by and reporting directly to the governor
elections: under the US Constitution, residents of unincorporated territories, such as the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, do not vote in elections for US president and vice president; however, they may vote in the Democratic and Republican party presidential primary elections; governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year terms (eligible for a second term); election last held on 7 November 2009 with a run-off election held on 23 November 2009 (next to be held in 2013)
election results: Benigno R. FITIAL reelected governor in a run-off election held 23 November 2009; percent of vote - Benigno R. FITIAL 51.4%, Heinz HOFSCHNEIDER 48.6%

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Fuente: CIA World Factbook
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