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FLAGSTAFF, AZ (AP) -

Two men who have served as vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe appear to be headed to the general election to face off for the chairman's post.

Unofficial results from the tribe's primary election Wednesday show Herman Honanie and Todd Honyaoma Sr. topping the list of eight candidates.

More than 1,400 Hopis cast ballots in the race that also narrowed the four vice chairman candidates to two. Votes can be challenged until Nov. 13.

Honanie is the current vice chairman and former director of the tribe's health office. Honyaoma resigned as vice chairman in late 2008 during a time of political chaos in the tribal government.

Chairman Le Roy Shingoitewa came in fourth behind his former chief of staff.

The general election is Nov. 20.

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