7 Nov 2012

Guam Democrats retain majority

2:34 pm on 7 November 2012

Votes in all of Guam's electoral precincts have been counted for the territory's election, with the Democrats retaining a majority in the legislature.

The Democrats have won nine of the 15 seats.

In preliminary results, Democratic party representative Madeleine Bordallo looks set to retain her seat as Guam's delegate to the US Congress in Washington.

Ms Bordallo received just over 20,000 votes compared to the Republican candidate Frank Blas Junior, who got 13,000.

It will be her sixth term.

Voters in the territory also elected village mayors.

The counting of the election results was slow because one of the Election Commission's four tabulating machines had broken down, but it reports a problem free election.