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Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló to quit after weeks of protest

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Rosselló says he will stand down on 2 August after key aides deserted him in the face of huge popular discontent Puerto Rico’s embattled governor has announced his resignation following almost two weeks of continuous mass protest on the island tied to a leaked text message scandal that saw him gradually abandoned by his own party. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation – set for 2 August – was announced late on Wednesday.A crowd of demonstrators outside the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan erupted into cheers and singing after his announcement on Facebook Live just before midnight. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/25/puerto-rico-governor-ricardo-rossello-to-quit-after-weeks-of-protest

Author : Oliver Laughland in New York

Publish date : 2019-07-25 07:52:40

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