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Guam elects first woman governor and women win majority in their Senate

Lou Leon Guerrero

Hagåtña, GUAM — Guam has elected its first woman governor — Bank of Guam President Lou Leon Guerrero.

Unofficial results released on Wednesday morning showed an overwhelming lead for Ms Leon Guerrero and her running mate, Joshua Tenorio, who both ran for the Democratic Party.

The Guam Daily Post reported their nearest competition was down by nearly 9,000 votes.

Guam's legislature will also be majority female, with 10 out of 15 senators elected being women.

Republican Party Chairman Jerry Crisostomo, congratulated Ms Leon Guerrero, saying it's “the year of the woman”.