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Bernier Proposals Don’t Please the NPP

By on July 25, 2016

SAN JUAN – The government proposals offered this weekend by the gubernatorial candidate of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP), David Bernier, did not seem to please the New Progressive Party (NPP), the main opposition party in this election.

The vice president of the NPP and candidate for resident commissioner, Jenniffer González Colón, said Bernier’s Sunday message “convenes all parties for nothing concrete. [It was a] speech seeking non-PDP-affiliated votes, but not expressing what he offers, with no proposals and asking [people] to follow him blindly downhill,” in reference to a musical written by Bernier entitled, “Jalda Arriba,” which roughly translates to uphill trek.

Rep. Jenniffer González, House minority spokesperson for the NPP and resident commissioner candidate

Rep. Jenniffer González, House minority spokesperson for the NPP and resident commissioner candidate

González Colón also called on Bernier to take take a stance on issues, to be firm and leave aside the “gibberish and gray areas.”

“The president of the PDP says he doesn’t believe in statehood or independence; so what does he believe in, free association?” the NPP leader asked.

She was emphatic whe adding that “the self-governing commonwealth was always a lie, for 60 years, and now we are convened to do nothing?”

She concluded her statement saying the PPD confirmed it will continue unchanged, with “the same House, the same Senate, the same who approved 91 taxes.”

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