Assistant party leaders of the Senate of Puerto Rico

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Majority Whip of the
Senate of Puerto Rico
PNP Leader
Incumbent
Lucy Arce

since January 3, 2009
Style Senator
Minority Whip of the
Senate of Puerto Rico
PPD Leader
Incumbent
Eduardo Bhatia

since January 3, 2009
Style Senator

The Assistant Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate of Puerto Rico (commonly called Majority Whip and Minority Whip) are two Puerto Rican Senators who are elected by the party conferences that hold the majority and the minority respectively. These leaders substitute the Majority and Minority leaders in their absence.

Current assistant leaders[edit]

The Senate is currently composed of 20 senators from the New Progressive Party (PNP), and 8 senators from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).

The incumbent whips are senators at-large Lucy Arce (from the PNP) and Eduardo Bhatia (from the PPD).

List of party whips[edit]

The "Majority" column indicates which party was the majority in the Senate, while the opposing column indicates the minority. The PIP is usually a minority.

Senate Dates PNP Whip Majority PPD Whip PIP Whip
1st 1949–1953 PPD Maj → N/A
2nd 1953–1957
3rd 1957–1961 N/A
4th 1961–1965
5th 1965–1969
6th 1969–1973
7th 1973–1977
8th 1977–1981 ← PNP Maj N/A
9th 1981–1985 PPD Maj →
10th 1985–1989
11th 1989–1993 N/A
12th 1993–1997 ← PNP Maj
13th 1997–2001
14th 2001–2005 Orlando Parga PPD Maj →
15th 2005 Margarita Nolasco (Guayama) ← PNP Maj Sila Mari González
2005–2009 Carlos Pagán (Mayagüez)
16th 2009–2013 Lucy Arce (At-large) Eduardo Bhatia (At-large) N/A
17th 2013–present Carmelo Ríos (Bayamón) PPD Maj → Rossana López León (At-large)
Senate Dates PNP Whip Majority PPD Whip PIP Whip

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