CNMI governor dies in US hospital

4:54 pm on 29 December 2015

The governor of the Northern Marianas Eloy Inos has died in hospital in Seattle.

The Governor of the Northern Marianas, Eloy Inos.

The Governor of the Northern Marianas, Eloy Inos. Photo: CNMI Governor's Office

The 66 year old was recovering from open heart surgery.

The lieutenant governor Ralph Torres is expected to be sworn in this afternoon.

Mr Inos became governor in 2013, taking over from the disgraced Benigno Fitial, who had been impeached on corruption charges.

He was later elected in his own right.

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