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NPP fills empty seat in House of Representatives

By on February 19, 2017

SAN JUAN — New Progressive Party (NPP) Secretary-General Rafael “June” Rivera announced on Sunday that José “Memo” González triumphed in the race to occupy the empty seat left by former representative and current Commerce & Exportation Co. (CCE) executive director Ricardo Llerandi.

“More than a competition, today we had an exercise in which democracy, comradeship, and respect between brothers and sisters in favor of statehood prevail. Both candidates delivered a class-act campaign, and this was reflected in today’s activity, which emphasized unity in the New Progressive Party, the zest, and the desire to continue working to promote the statehood status formula ahead of the plebiscite in June 11,” said Rivera.

Nearly 120 delegates voted in a secret and voluntary way to decide among the two candidates that filed their candidacies, Daniel Bonet and González; the latter received 119 votes in favor, while Bonet received one vote.

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“After today’s exercise in democracy, we have a new representative for District 14… whom we will soon receive in the House of Representatives,” stated Rivera, who expects Bonet to continue working for the collective.

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