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President of the Navajo Nation
Navajo flag.svg
Jonathan Nez - 2020.jpg
Incumbent
Jonathan Nez

since January 15, 2019
Term length Four years, renewable
Inaugural holder Peterson Zah
Formation January 15, 1991
Website Office of the President of the Navajo Nation

The President of the Navajo Nation is the head of government of the Navajo Nation. The office was created in 1991 following restructuring of the national government. The

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# Image Name Party Term Started Term Ended Vice President of the Navajo Nation
1 Tribal Energy Summit (5693942150).jpg Peterson Zah Democratic January 15, 1991 January 10, 1995 Marshall Plummer
2 Navajo Nation President Hale Albert.jpg Albert Hale Democratic January 10, 1995 February 19, 1998 Thomas Atcitty
3 Thomas Atcitty February 19, 1998 July 23, 1998 Milton Bluehouse, Sr.
4 Milton Bluehouse, Sr. July 24, 1998 January 12, 1999 Frank Chee Willeto (from August 1998)
5 Kelsey Begaye Democratic January 12, 1999 January 14, 2003 Taylor McKenzie
6 Joe Shirley.jpg Joe Shirley, Jr. Democratic January 14, 2003 January 11, 2011 Frank Dayish (2003-2007)
Ben Shelly (2007-2011)
7 Ben Shelly.jpg Ben Shelly Democratic January 11, 2011 May 12, 2015 Rex Lee Jim
8 Russell Begaye in 2016.jpg Russell Begaye Democratic May 12, 2015 January 8, 2019 Jonathan Nez
9 Jonathan Nez - 2020.jpg Jonathan Nez Democratic January 15, 2019 Incumbent Myron Lizer
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