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Wanda Vazquez Says She Doesn’t Want Puerto Rico Governor Job

Wanda Vazquez Says She Doesn’t Want Puerto Rico Governor Job

by Ezra Fieser and Michael Deibert, Bloomberg News  |  Published on July 29, 2019

Wanda Vazquez, Puerto Rico’s governor-in-waiting, said she doesn’t want the job, escalating a political crisis that has shaken the U.S. territory in recent weeks.

In a Sunday Twitter post, Vazquez, who faces her own controversies, said she hoped that Governor Ricardo Rossello would nominate a different successor before he steps down Aug. 2. She is an ally of the outgoing governor and a member of his New Progressive Party.

Her announcement raises pressure on Rossello, who has less than a week to nominate a new secretary of state, adding to Puerto Rico’s dysfunction and political chaos. That person would need confirmation from a majority in both houses of the island’s legislature — and since so many officials have resigned recently in disgrace, it is uncertain who could take over.

The official next in succession is Francisco Pares, the treasury secretary, who, at 31, is not old enough to be governor. The minimum age is 35. Next in line appears to be Education Secretary Eligio Hernandez.

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