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StoryDecember 14, 1998
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Puerto Ricans yesterday voted down a plan to seek statehood for the U.S. territory in the second defeat this decade by Governor Pedro Rosellò to make the U.S. commonwealth the 51st state. In a vote that is thought to reflect Puerto Ricans discontent with how the pro-statehood party set up the non-binding referendum, voters instead selected the "none of the above" option, and also rejected an option to take first steps towards independence, and to retain the current commonwealth status.

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  • Juan Manuel Pasalaqua, political analyst for Puerto Rican radio, television and press.

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