Mescalero Apache Nation reports results of primary election

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico held a primary election on Tuesday.

Danny Breuninger Sr. and Ben Martinez were the top vote-getters for the president's post. They will advance to the November general election.

Two former presidents -- Mark Chino and Frederick Chino Sr., who resigned after being placed on leave earlier this year -- did not get enough votes to advance.

Sandra Platero, who was acting as president following Frederick Chino's resignation, and Gabe Aguilar were the top vote-getters for the vice president's post.

Tribal voters also narrowed the field for four council seats.

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