Saipan-- CNMI voters are giving Republican Gov. Ralph DLG Torres a fresh four-year mandate based on unofficial tally of Tuesday's general elections.
The Saipan and Tinian unofficial results are based on the early voting done from Nov. 6 to 12 and election day with absentee ballots still being counted by the Commonwealth Elections Commission at press time. Rota’s results are only based on the early votes cast from Nov. 6 to 12.
Unofficial results showed Torres and running mate Senate President Arnold I. Palacios (R-Saipan) garnering 7,053 for a decent lead against Babauta and liuetenant governor candidate Dr. Rita A. Sablan earned 4,293.
The local GOP is also on their way of the majority in the Legislature with Republican bets out to secure 13 of the 20 with Independents grabbing six seats at the House pending while clinching four of the six Senate spots up for grabs.