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The Navajo Nation Council voted to amend the Navajo fluency rule to allow voters to decide if a candidate for public office is fluent enough. Map/NHO

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Navajo Nation Council votes to change language requirement for elected officials

Changes to fluency requirement could keep presidential candidate Chris Deschene in race

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - After hours of debate, the Navajo Nation Council voted just after midnight Thursday night to approve legislation that changes the language requirement for Navajo Nation tribal offices, effective for the 2014 election.