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Buu Nygren wins Navajo Nation president, beats incumbent

By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)- Buu Nygren has ousted Jonathan Nez as president of the Navajo Nation, a position that wields influence nationally because of the size of the tribe’s reservation in the U.S. Southwest and its huge population. Nygren defeated Nez in the nonpartisan race Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the tribe’s election office. Nygren positioned himself as the candidate for change and as someone who could get the ball rolling on long-awaited projects. He has a background in construction management but has never held political office. “I’m used to being held accountable in every job,” said Nygren, a tribal vice presidential candidate in 2018. “I’m taking that approach. If I don’t perform, I have no business being here.” Nygren’s win, along with his

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