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Puerto Rico’s ousted governor names Pedro Pierluisi as next leader

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Pierluisi is a member of the disgraced leader Ricardo Rosselló’s pro-statehood New Progressive partyPuerto Rico’s ousted governor, Ricardo Rosselló, announced his intended successor on Wednesday morning, two days before the disgraced leader of the US territory is due to resign. He named Pedro Pierluisi as the next head of the island’s government.Pierluisi served as Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner in Washington between 2009 and 2017, and before that was the US territory’s justice secretary. The position of resident commissioner holds a non-voting seat in the US House of Representatives. He is a member of Rosselló’s pro-statehood New Progressive party (PNP) and served as justice secretary under the administration of Pedro Rosselló, the current governor’s father. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/31/puerto-ricos-ousted-governor-names-pedro-pierluisi-as-next-leader

Author : Oliver Laughland in New York

Publish date : 2019-07-31 15:22:20

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