Puerto Rico governor says will not seek re-election

December 14, 2015 9:25 PM

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Puerto Rico governor says will not seek re-election

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Monday said he would not seek a second four-year term in next November’s election, as the island struggles to resolve a massive debt crisis.

Garcia Padilla’s administration is facing a federal corruption probe, and the governor’s approval ratings have been dismal, making him a long-shot for reelection. His former secretary of state, David Bernier, as well as Puerto Rico Senate President Eduardo Bhatia, are leading potential alternative c...

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