On a vote of 11-9, Rep. Joseph P. Deleon Guerrero (Ind.-Saipan) was elected Speaker of the 19th House of Representatives this morning.
He defeated Rep. Ramon A. Tebuteb (Ind-Saipan).
After coalescing with the camp of Deleon Guerrero, Rep. Ralph S. Demapan (R-Saipan) was elected vice speaker with the same vote.
Demapan beat Rep. Roman Benavente (Ind.-Saipan).
In the floor leader post, again following the coalition lines Rep. George Camacho (R-Saipan) won over Rep. Edmund Villagomez (Ind-Saipan).
Also it’s a shared speakership. Deleon Guerrero will hold it in the first year and Demapan in the second.
More details in tomorrow’s Saipan Tribune.