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PDP House Minority Leader Ready for Internal Opposition

By on December 13, 2016

SAN JUAN – Rep. Rafael “Tatito” Hernández, new Popular Democratic Party (PDP) House minority leader, assures he will be able to handle potential opposition within his own legislative delegation.

Rafael “Tatito” Hernández /File

Rafael “Tatito” Hernández /File

It’s no secret in the Legislature that Rep. Luis Vega Ramos aspired to be the PDP House minority leader, and was backed by Reps. Manuel Natal and Luis Raúl Torres.

The trio of legislators led the opposition, throughout the past four years, to legislative initiatives presented by Gov. Alejandro García Padilla and then-House Speaker Jaime Perelló.

Hernández stated he will vow to redesign the way the delegation’s leadership has been enforced, which is why he has already begun to lay the groundwork for the group’s 16 members to express their differences without the action turning into a crisis situation.

Hernández was one of Perelló’s principal supporters.

The new minority leader expects to establish a new tone in his delegation and make room for differences, allowing each legislator to assume their own position in controversial topics without facing punishment.

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