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Buu Nygren has been sworn in as the next Navajo Nation president

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren addresses the crowd at the inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Nygren was sworn in as president and is the youngest person to serve in that position. His vice president, Richelle Montoya, is the first woman in that job.

Nygren beat out incumbent President Jonathan Nez in the tribe’s general election by about 3,500 votes. The 36-year-old had never held political office before now.

(Image credit: Felicia Fonseca/AP)

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