2020 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election

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2020 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election

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Nominee TBD TBD
Party New Progressive Popular Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Wanda Vázquez Garced
New Progressive



The 2020 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the governor of Puerto Rico, concurrently with the election of the Resident Commissioner, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the mayors of the 78 municipalities. Incumbent New Progressive Party Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, who succeeded to the governorship on August 7, 2019, is eligible to run for a full term in office, which she announced she would do on December 16, 2019.[1]

Candidates[edit]

New Progressive Party[edit]

On March 3, 2019, Ricardo Rosselló announced he would seek re-election as governor in the 2020 elections; however, following the Telegramgate scandal and subsequent protests in front of La Fortaleza, Rosselló announced on July 21, 2019, that he would withdraw his bid for re-election. Shortly there after, on August 2, he resigned as governor.

On September 9, 2019, Pedro Pierluisi, who served briefly as de facto governor following Rosselló's resignation, announced he would seek the PNP nomination for governor for the 2020 elections.

On December 19, 2019, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, who was elevated to governor on August 7, 2019, after Pierluisi's appointment was deemed unconstitutional, announced her intention to seek re-election to a full term as governor.

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Popular Democratic Party[edit]

After the defeat of Popular Democratic candidate David Bernier in the 2016 Puerto Rico gubernatorial elections, the party was mostly divided in opinions on how to move forward to the 2020 elections. While many in the party wanted to keep going with the same ideology of the Free Associated State, Carmen Yulín Cruz expressed a desire to create a new movement in the party, one that would support a free association of Puerto Rico as an independent country from the United States.[6][7]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Puerto Rican Independence Party[edit]

On December 27, 2019, the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) filed its list of candidates for the general election, including Sen. Juan Dalmau as governor.[15] Dalmau previously ran as the PIP candidate in the 2012 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election.

Nominee[edit]

Juan Dalmau Ramírez, at-large member of the Senate of Puerto Rico[2]

Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana[edit]

After the defeat of Alexandra Lúgaro as an independent candidate and Rafael Bernabe as the candidate for the Working People's Party in the 2016 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election, the two candidates joined with other Puerto Rican politicians in March 2019 to form a new political party called Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana (Citizen's Victory Movement).

On November 19, 2019, Alexandra Lúgaro announced her second run for governor, this time running as the MVC candidate.

Nominee[edit]

Polling[edit]

with Wanda Vázquez
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Wanda Vázquez (PNP-R) Eduardo Bhatia (PPD-D) Other/Undecided
El Nuevo Día February 21–25, 2020 1,000 ± 3.1% 40% 20% 40%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Wanda Vázquez (PNP-R) Carmen Yulín Cruz (PPD-D) Other/Undecided
El Nuevo Día February 21–25, 2020 1,000 ± 3.1% 41% 15% 44%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Wanda Vázquez (PNP-R) Charlie Delgado (PPD-D) Other/Undecided
El Nuevo Día February 21–25, 2020 1,000 ± 3.1% 42% 20% 38%
with Pedro Pierluisi
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Pedro Pierluisi (PNP-D) Eduardo Bhatia (PPD-D) Other/Undecided
El Nuevo Día February 21–25, 2020 1,000 ± 3.1% 38% 23% 39%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Pedro Pierluisi (PNP-D) Carmen Yulín Cruz (PPD-D) Other/Undecided
El Nuevo Día February 21–25, 2020 1,000 ± 3.1% 40% 14% 46%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Pedro Pierluisi (PNP-D) Charlie Delgado (PPD-D) Other/Undecided
El Nuevo Día February 21–25, 2020 1,000 ± 3.1% 40% 19% 41%

Results[edit]

2020 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Progressive TBD
Popular Democratic TBD
Puerto Rican Independence Juan Dalmau Ramírez
Citizen's Victory Movement Alexandra Lúgaro
Turnout 100.0 {{{change}}}

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pierluisi also served as de facto governor between August 2 and August 7, 2019, until the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico ruled his ascension to the governorship unconstitutional.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wanda Vázquez retará a Pedro Pierluisi en las primarias por la candidatura a la gobernación por el PNP". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). December 16, 2019. Archived from the original on December 16, 2019. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "PUERTO RICO". Politics1. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  3. ^ "Pedro Pierluisi: "Puerto Rico va a echar hacia adelante conmigo al mando"". ElNuevoDia (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 10, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rosselló pone fecha al inicio de su campaña para la reelección". www.wapa.tv. Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rosselló no renunciará, pero no buscará la reelección en 2020". CNN (in Spanish). July 21, 2019. Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Marzo 2019, Por: Primera Hora | 22 de. "Alcaldesa de San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz aspirará a la gobernación de Puerto Rico". El Diario NY (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Saldaña, José M. "Yulín gobernadora... mucho cuidado". El Vocero de Puerto Rico (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  8. ^ González, Jennifer. "Carlos Delgado Altieri aspirará a la gobernación en 2020". Metro (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "Puerto Rico Senate Minority Leader Bhatia running for governor". Caribbean Business. October 18, 2018. Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz to run for Puerto Rico governor in 2020". Nbcnews.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "San Juan Mayor Announces Run for Puerto Rico Governor". Bloomberg. Associated Press. March 22, 2019. Archived from the original on July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  12. ^ Ruiz Kuilan, Gloria (December 2, 2018). "Roberto Prats oficializa su candidatura a la gobernación por el PPD". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Roberto Prats se quita de aspiración a la gobernación por el PPD". Primera Hora (in Spanish). November 13, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "Juan Zaragoza confirma que aspirará a la gobernación por el PPD". ElNuevoDia (in Spanish). Archived from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño primer partido en radicar candidaturas". Claridad (in Spanish). San Juan, Puerto Rico. December 28, 2019. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  16. ^ Rolón Cintrón, Heidee (November 19, 2019). "Alexandra Lúgaro anuncia su candidatura a la gobernación por Victoria Ciudadana". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Archived from the original on November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  17. ^ Reichard, Raquel (November 20, 2019). "The First Female Independent Candidate for Puerto Rico Governor Is Running for the Spot Again". Remezcla. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Archived from the original on October 15, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites