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Spokesman: Puerto Rico governor hasn’t resigned

Posted at 9:38 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 12:38:38-04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A spokesman says Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has not resigned but says little more about whether Rosselló plans to stay in office, or leave.

In response to local media reports that Rosselló was on the verge of leaving Puerto Rico, Public Affairs Secretary Anthony Maceira says Wednesday that: “Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares has not resigned and remains in Puerto Rico. As he said yesterday, he’s in a process of reflecting, and listening to the people.”

Maceira said that some media had published “incorrect rumors” and that “whatever decision is taken will be officially communicated, as always.”

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rico have been outraged by leaked, obscenity-laced online chats between Rosselló and his advisers, and have protested for nearly two weeks demanding his resignation.