CLINTON DELAYS TRIP TO GUAM

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HONOLULU, Hawaii (November 9, 1998 - PIDP/CPIS/Hulsen)---U.S. President Bill Clinton, instead of visiting Guam this coming weekend as originally planned, now will stop over in the U.S. North Pacific territory on his return from Asia ten days later.

Presidential press secretary Joe Lockhart said in Washington that the delay is caused by the necessity for a runoff election for Guam governor, which is scheduled to take place next week.

Although Democrat incumbent Governor Carl T. C. Gutierrez won last Tuesday's election over Republican and former Governor Joseph Ada, Gutierrez did not win the required 50 percent of the vote. Gutierrez and his running mate for Lieutenant Governor, Madeleine Bordallo, received the support of 49.79 percent of the electorate.

As a result, a runoff election is required.

While in Asia, Clinton will participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and also visit Japan and Korea.

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