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Incoming leader of Navajo Nation stresses importance of youth
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Incoming leader of Navajo Nation stresses importance of youth (April 23, 2015)

Russell Begaye, who easily won the presidential election, hopes to lure young tribal members back to the reservation.

Navajo Nation voters choose Russell Begaye as next president
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Navajo Nation voters choose Russell Begaye as next president (April 22, 2015)

The former Navajo Nation Council delegate defeated former two-term president Joe Shirley Jr., according to unofficial results.

Navajo Nation voters finally head to the polls after last hiccup
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Navajo Nation voters finally head to the polls after last hiccup (April 21, 2015)

A tribal judge threw a hiccup in the process but the Navajo Nation Supreme Court once again stepped in and ordered the election to go forward.

Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign
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Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign (April 17, 2015)

The winner of the April 21 vote -- either Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye -- will be sworn into office next month, putting an end to an unusual election season.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election
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Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election (April 14, 2015)

Tribal members will go the polls on April 21 and choose a new leader: Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye.

Navajo Nation presidential election still on tap despite meddling
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Navajo Nation presidential election still on tap despite meddling (April 13, 2015)

An election official said the vote will proceed as planned even as a new referendum regarding language fluency has already been scheduled.

Navajo Nation presidential candidates call for April 21 election
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Navajo Nation presidential candidates call for April 21 election (April 2, 2015)

Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye say the Navajo people should be able to choose their next leader as originally planned.

Navajo Nation leaders object to presidential election on April 21
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Navajo Nation leaders object to presidential election on April 21 (April 1, 2015)

The executive and legislative branches are lashing out at the judiciary as the saga continues.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders April 21 presidential vote
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Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders April 21 presidential vote (March 23, 2015)

Candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye have been waiting for the election for months.

Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people
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Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (March 20, 2015)

Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.

Navajo Nation Council considers funding for presidential election
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Navajo Nation Council considers funding for presidential election (March 13, 2015)

Tribal members are supposed to go to the polls on April 21 to choose a new leader.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute
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Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute (February 23, 2015)

Presidential candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye welcomed the ruling but the tribe's legislative leader doesn't believe the matter has been settled.

Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality
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Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality (February 23, 2015)

The effort has the support of presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. and sitting president Ben Shelly.

Controversy continues over Navajo Nation presidential election
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Controversy continues over Navajo Nation presidential election (January 5, 2015)

The tribe was supposed to have a new president by now but it looks like the election won't be held until sometime this fall.

Navajo Nation's highest court dismisses challenge to candidate
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Navajo Nation's highest court dismisses challenge to candidate (December 17, 2014)

Russell Begaye called for the tribe to hold the delayed presidential election as soon as possible.

Appeal set in dispute over Navajo Nation presidential hopeful
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Appeal set in dispute over Navajo Nation presidential hopeful (November 26, 2014)

Yet another election dispute is headed to the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.

Complaint against Navajo Nation presidential hopeful dismissed
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Complaint against Navajo Nation presidential hopeful dismissed (November 24, 2014)

It's looking like the election might be delayed to 2015.

Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation
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Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation (November 21, 2014)

Tribal members are still waiting to cast ballots and choose their next president.

Navajo Nation Council fails to override veto on language bill
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Navajo Nation Council fails to override veto on language bill (November 14, 2014)

Tribal law requires candidates for president to be fluent in the Navajo language.

Navajo Nation Council to consider language requirement veto
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Navajo Nation Council to consider language requirement veto (November 13, 2014)

The special session comes as presidential candidate Russell Begaye faces a challenge in tribal court.

Navajo Nation schedules December 23 presidential election
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Navajo Nation schedules December 23 presidential election (November 10, 2014)

The vote was originally scheduled to take place on November 4.

Navajo Nation candidate Russell Begaye names running mate
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Navajo Nation candidate Russell Begaye names running mate (November 6, 2014)

Jonathan Nez represents communities in Arizona and Utah on the Navajo Nation Council.

Petition seeks removal of Navajo Nation presidential hopeful
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Petition seeks removal of Navajo Nation presidential hopeful (November 4, 2014)

Russell Begaye jumped back into the race last week after Chris Deschene was removed from the ballot.

Navajo Nation postpones presidential vote as legal drama ends
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Navajo Nation postpones presidential vote as legal drama ends (November 3, 2014)

Election officials who refused to remove Chris Deschene from the ballot were held in contempt by the tribe's highest court.

Chris Deschene still urging Navajo Nation voters to choose him
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Chris Deschene still urging Navajo Nation voters to choose him (October 30, 2014)

The presidential candidate said on Facebook that he has not 'conceded' anything.

Navajo Nation president vetoes bill to address language issue
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Navajo Nation president vetoes bill to address language issue (October 29, 2014)

Candidate Chris Deschene remains on the ballot as election officials remain defiant of a court order.

Navajo Nation election officials refuse to delay upcoming vote
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Navajo Nation election officials refuse to delay upcoming vote (October 28, 2014)

Will tribal members go to the polls next week to choose a new leader?

Navajo Nation candidate Chris Deschene won't halt campaign
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Navajo Nation candidate Chris Deschene won't halt campaign (October 24, 2014)

The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation that allows voters to determine whether a candidate is fluent in the Navajo language.

Navajo Nation's top court orders new ballots without candidate
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Navajo Nation's top court orders new ballots without candidate (October 23, 2014)

The November 4 election will likely be postponed.

Navajo Nation presidential candidate to be removed from ballot
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Navajo Nation presidential candidate to be removed from ballot (October 22, 2014)

Chris Deschene was disqualified due to his lack of fluency in the Navajo language.

Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential case
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Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential case (October 21, 2014)

The justices heard two hours of oral arguments in a case that's being watched across the country.

Top Navajo Nation court holds hearing in presidential dispute
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Top Navajo Nation court holds hearing in presidential dispute (October 20, 2014)

Opponents are trying to have Chris Deschene, who is not fluent in the Navajo language, removed from the ballot.

Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene remains on ballot
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Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene remains on ballot (October 14, 2014)

The board of elections will continue with the election as planned on November 4.

Navajo presidential candidate to dispute removal from ballot
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Navajo presidential candidate to dispute removal from ballot (October 10, 2014)

Chris Deschene disputed a Navajo language test that was given to a candidate for the first time in tribal history.

Navajo presidential candidate loses ruling over language ability
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Navajo presidential candidate loses ruling over language ability (October 9, 2014)

Chris Deschene refused to answer questions in the Navajo language during a videotaped deposition.

Navajo Nation won't delay election despite presidential dispute
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Navajo Nation won't delay election despite presidential dispute (October 2, 2014)

Voters will go to the polls on November 4 as originally scheduled.

Navajo presidential candidate in doubt over fluency in language
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Navajo presidential candidate in doubt over fluency in language (September 29, 2014)

The tribe's highest court affirms that Navajo language fluency is a 'reasonable' requirement for a presidential candidate.

Navajo Nation might postpone election due to legal challenge
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Navajo Nation might postpone election due to legal challenge (September 25, 2014)

A dispute over the Navajo language skills of a presidential candidate could affect the schedule.

Navajo Nation court to hear language issue affecting candidate
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Navajo Nation court to hear language issue affecting candidate (September 24, 2014)

Chris Deschene has made repeated Navajo-language gaffes on the campaign trail, according to a Navajo-speaking reporter.

Appeal filed over Navajo language ability of presidential hopeful
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Appeal filed over Navajo language ability of presidential hopeful (September 17, 2014)

Critics say Chris Deschene does not speak fluent Navajo.

Navajo Nation presidential candidate a target over fluency issue
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Navajo Nation presidential candidate a target over fluency issue (September 11, 2014)

Chris Deschene acknowledges that he isn't as fluent as he'd like to be.

Navajo voters oust incumbent president Ben Shelly in primary
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Navajo voters oust incumbent president Ben Shelly in primary (August 27, 2014)

Joe Shirley Jr., a former two-term president, will face Chris Deschene, a former state lawmaker from Arizona.