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Governor impeachment hearings underway in Marianas

Governor impeachment hearings underway in Marianas

Updated 25 January 2013, 21:18 AEDT

The new legislature of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariannas Island has begun its impeachment hearings against Governor Benigno Fitial.

The impeachment was first put forward last year, but its supporters did not have the numbers and the house blocked its introduction.

Last year's election meant a change in the majority in the CNMI Legislature, and now it is back.

It's alleged Governor Fitial acted improperly in relation to deal over a power plant, as well as other claims of felony, corruption and neglect of duty.

The previous House Minority Leader, Joeseph Delon Guerrero is now the Speaker of the House, and he spoke about the impeach with Pacific Correspondent Campbell Cooney.

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Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Joeseph Delon Guerrero, the new Speaker of the CNMI Legislature

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