2016 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election

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Puerto Rico gubernatorial election, 2016

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Turnout55.1%[1]
  Ricardo Rossello (cropped).jpg David Bernier in 2016.png
Nominee Ricardo Rosselló David Bernier
Party New Progressive Popular Democratic
Popular vote 655,626 610,956
Percentage 41.8% 38.9%

  Alexandra Lúgaro in 2016.png Manuel Cidre.png
Nominee Alexandra Lúgaro Manuel Cidre
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 174,529 89,890
Percentage 11.1% 5.7%

Governor before election

Alejandro García Padilla
Popular Democratic

Elected Governor

Ricardo Rosselló
New Progressive

The 2016 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the Governor of Puerto Rico. Incumbent Popular Democratic Governor Alejandro García Padilla did not run for re-election to a second term in office. The election was won by Ricardo Rosselló, who received 41% of the vote in a four-way race.

Popular Democratic Party[edit]

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New Progressive Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

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Ricky Rossello won the primaries of New Progressive Party by securing 51.09% votes against Pedro Pierluisi's 48.91% votes.

Puerto Rican Independence Party[edit]

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Independent[edit]

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Results[edit]

Puerto Rico gubernatorial election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Progressive Ricardo Rosselló Nevares 660,510 41.80% Decrease5.37
Popular Democratic David Bernier 614,190 38.87% Decrease8.80
Independent Alexandra Lúgaro 175,831 11.13% N/A
Independent Manuel Cidre 90,494 5.73% N/A
Puerto Rican Independence María De Lourdes Santiago 33,729 2.13% Decrease0.39
Worker's People Party Rafael Bernabe Riefkohl 5,430 0.34% Decrease0.64
Majority 46,320 6.76% +11.2
Turnout 1,589,991 55.10 -17.12
New Progressive gain from Popular Democratic

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CEE Event
  2. ^ Brown, Nick (December 16, 2015). "Bernier plans to announce Puerto Rico governor bid Wednesday". Reuters. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection". Yahoo. December 15, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Estrada Torres, Michelle (August 9, 2015). "Pierluisi inaugura comité de campaña en Bayamón". Primera Hora. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Analistas opinan que candidatura de Ricky Rosselló le conviene al PPD". Primera Hora. September 21, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Suárez Torres, Limarys (March 15, 2016). "Opiniones encontradas ante resultados de la encuesta". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Ugarte, Rodrigo (21 April 2015). "Puerto Rico's Alexandra Lúgaro, First Independent Candidate for Governor, Unveils Plan for the Future". Latin Post. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  8. ^ Figueroa, Alex (9 November 2015). "Manuel Cidre quiere ser gobernador". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved 8 May 2016. (in Spanish)

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