Puerto Rican Senate, San Juan Mayor Sue over Pierluisi’s Appointment as Governor

HeadlineAug 06, 2019

The political crisis in Puerto Rico continues as its Senate sued against the appointment of Pedro Pierluisi as the new governor following Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation last week. Pierluisi was sworn in despite not having been confirmed by the Puerto Rican Senate; Pierluisi argues he is in the line of succession for governor after being nominated as secretary of state by Rosselló last week. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz also sued after his swearing-in. Pierluisi’s law firm represents the unelected, federally appointed control board with sweeping powers to run Puerto Rico’s economy. Puerto Ricans also say he represents a continuation of the corruption and status quo in the island’s leadership.

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