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Elected PDP mayors give Bernier vote of confidence

By on November 15, 2016

SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party (PDP) mayoral candidates elected Nov. 8 gave a vote of confidence to the party’s president, David Bernier, who lost the gubernatorial race.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, resident commissioner candidate Héctor Ferrer, David Bernier and his spouse Alexandra Fuentes celebrate during the PDP campaign closure on Nov. 6. (Felipe Torres/CB)

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, resident commissioner candidate Héctor Ferrer, David Bernier and his spouse Alexandra Fuentes celebrate during the PDP campaign closure on Nov. 6. (Felipe Torres/CB)

Dorado Mayor Carlos López presented the motion of support for Bernier to continue as the party’s president. The initiative was endorsed by mayors during a meeting in PDP headquarters in Puerta de Tierra.

“We mayors unanimously affirm our desire for Bernier to continue presiding the party even though he has the right to per regulations. Beyond the ruling, we wanted to express that we acknowledge him as the new leader of the present and future,” López declared.

The defeated gubernatorial candidate thanked the support and assured that “we are standing and combative, we have an active party, effervescent and ready for the battles ahead.”

Thirty-six out of the 45 PDP mayors attended the meeting and three sent representatives.

Bernier affirmed the PDP “will continue with strength come the next elections. Contrary to other instances, today [PDP supporters], although we wanted to win, we face the future with enthusiasm and hope, because we have an active party.”

Regarding the party’s next steps, Bernier affirmed they will establish a work schedule the following days, as well as a PDP general assembly, “where a new governing board will be selected, and people interested in presiding the institution will have the opportunity to participate.”

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