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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 09:10 PM

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) ” A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez’s own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position.

Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, who played a key role in the successful court challenge to the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned, publicly backed Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González ” Puerto Rico’s representative to the U.S. Congress ” to become governor. Party allies appeared to fall in line.

“The leadership ... basically agrees that Jenniffer should be the governor,” said José Meléndez of the New Progressive Party. “It is a matter that must be treated bit by bit because we do not know what is in the mind of Wanda Vázquez.”

But “Jenniffer is the consensus person,” he added. “This should happen quickly, but it depends on what the governor says. ... The key to breaking the bottleneck lies with Wanda Vázquez.”

Read more: https://www.registerguard.com/article/ZZ/20190808/NEWS/308089959/16927
(Eugene Register Guard)

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