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Puerto Ricans have no idea who will be new governor Friday, 17:01 Hong Kong people's time with Caribbean characteristics
As one of his last acts, Rosselló put forward veteran politician and lawyer Pedro Pierluisi to fill the vacant secretary of state post, next in line for the governorship under the U.S. territory's constitution.

Pierluisi is a [non-voting  delegate] to the U.S. Congress seen by most ordinary Puerto Ricans as a conciliatory, relatively uncontroversial figure, unlikely to be met by continued street demonstrations.

I don't know about that.
The Puerto Rican House of Representatives is expected to vote on Pierluisi's confirmation Friday afternoon. ... Some lawmakers said a House vote for Pierluisi would count as confirmation and allow him to assume the governorship. Opponents said he requires Senate approval, too, and they would sue to stop him becoming governor without that.
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Another obstacle for Pierluisi is Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, who has said he would not vote for Rosselló's nominee and wants to run for governor himself next year. Several legislators have said they prefer Rivera Schatz over Pierluisi, but the Senate leader is a powerful figure deeply associated with Puerto Rico's political and business elite and his elevation to the governorship could re-ignite popular outrage.

archived post-colonial mischief
[Vázquez] set to replace Puerto Rico's governor doesn't want job

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 06:11:16 AM EST
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