Covenant Party (Northern Mariana Islands)
|Founded||2001 (currently inactive)|
|Headquarters||Northern Mariana Islands|
|Colors||Green & White|
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The Covenant Party was a political party in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands advocating governmental and financial reform. In the legislative elections of 2003, the Covenant Party won nine of eighteen seats. In the 2005 elections, the Covenant Party increased its position as one of the strongest parties in the territory when Benigno R. Fitial, the party's gubernatorial candidate, won the election. The Covenant Party won seven of eighteen seats in the commonwealth's House of Representatives and three of nine seats in its Senate. In the Commonwealth Legislature 2007 elections, the Covenant Party won only four of twenty seats in the House of Representatives.
In December 2010, Governor Benigno Fitial proposed that the Covenant Party merge with the Republican Party. Republican and Covenant Party leaders rejected the proposal, and the Covenant Party contested the 2012 midterm elections.
In September 2013, Governor Eloy Inos again tried to merge the Covenant Party with the Republican Party. With the departure of Inos, the Covenant Party did not have a candidate for the 2014 gubernatorial election.
- Eugenio, Haidee (March 25, 2011). "10-year-old Covenant Party to field candidates for 2012 midterm polls". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013.
- "Covenant, GOP to merge", Saipan Tribune, 2010-12-10 Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Eugenio, Haidee (October 27, 2012). "Today's rally brings together Covenants, Dems, independents". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
- Eugenio, Haidee (September 19, 2013). "Inos, Covenant Party members rejoining GOP". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2014.