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Pedro Pierluisi Wins Gubernatorial Race In Puerto Rico

Pedro Pierluisi Wins Gubernatorial Race In Puerto Rico

Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Ricos prostatehood New Progressive Party won a majority of votes to become the U.S. territorys next governor, according to official preliminary results released late Saturday.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Ricos pro-statehood New Progressive Party won a majority of votes to become the U.S. territorys next governor, according to official preliminary results released late Saturday.

Pierluisi received nearly 33% of the votes with more than 406,800 ballots, compared with nearly 32%, or more than 389,800 votes, obtained by Carlos Delgado of the Popular Democratic Party, which supports the current territorial status, with 100% of precincts reporting.

The results come four days after Puerto Rico held general elections, an unusual delay blamed on a record number of early and absentee votes that overwhelmed officials.

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