Power struggle in leadership of Chukchansi tribe

FRESNO, Calif.

This comes about a year after violence at the tribal offices following a dispute over elections. Last march-- members claimed the election was fixed, and asked for the federal government to intervene.

This year's election was finalized with a new constitutional process because of that dispute.

Before being sworn in, a referendum signed by 30 percent of enrolled members of the tribe had to be presented to the tribe's chairwoman.

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