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Election 2014

Tsosie introduces bill to override Shelly’s veto in language dispute

While Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have amended the language requirements of the Navajo Nation Election Code, Council delegate Leonard Tsosie introduced a subsequent bill to override the president.

Election 2014

Who’s on the ballot?

Christopher Clark Deschene’s hopes of becoming the next president of the Navajo Nation have been severely undermined as events unfolded this past week within the tribe to resolve the question of who will be facing Joe Shirley Jr. for the position.

Election 2014

Shelly Vetoes Bill, Deschene Suspends Campaign

Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly vetoed the bill that could have aided embattled and disqualified Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene.

Election 2014

Order of Contempt filed in high court by Tsosie and Whitehorne attorneys against Deschene, election office

While the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors stated Monday that the Nov. 4 general election continues on as is, they, along with presidential candidate Christopher Clark Deschene, have received an order for contempt of court.

Election 2014

Navajo Election Board of Supervisors still has questions on Council bill, Court order

The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors convened most of its special meeting in executive session Monday to discuss the 2014 General Election.

Election 2014

Election board waiting for Shelly’s decision on language bill

Once Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signs or vetoes an emergency bill that amends the language qualifications for elected positions, including the presidency and vice-presidency, the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors will then decide how to proceed with the Nov. 4 general election.

Election 2014

Council passes legislation to let voters decide if candidate is fluent in language

After hours of seemingly endless debating, the Navajo Nation Council voted just after midnight to remove the Navajo language requirement from qualifications to run for Navajo Nation President.

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Council recesses again but this time due to Solar Eclipse

In respect of the solar eclipse, which will take effect from 3 p.m. to about 6 p.m. local time, the Navajo Nation Council agreed Thursday to recess until it passes.

Election 2014

High court orders postponement of general, removal of Deschene name from ballot

The Navajo Supreme Court, in a decision released on Thursday, has ordered the postponement of the November 4 tribal election for Navajo Nation president.

Election 2014

‘I want my vote to count’

There was hope early this week that there would be a final decision by the time this issue of the Navajo Times went to press on all matters dealing with the upcoming election for Navajo Nation president.