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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Joe Shirley Jr. re-elected as President of Navajo Nation

Incumbent Joe Shirley Jr. has beaten back a challenge by Lynda Lovejoy to win a second term as president of the Navajo Nation, whose domain extends over the largest reservation in the U.S. Although Lovejoy had won a good deal of attention during her campaign to become the first woman to serve as Navajo president, Shirley prevailed by a comfortable margin, with 65% turnout, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The win makes Shirley the first Najavo leader to hold successive terms since 1982. See the full report here.