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Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest

Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest

Ricardo Rosello Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday said he would not seek  re-election next year but refused to resign as the island braced for  more protests by demonstrators demanding he step down over leaked chat  messages.

A day before a planned general strike and street demonstrations in  the bankrupt U.S. territory, Ricardo Rossello, 40, said he respected the  wishes of Puerto Ricans and would not seek a second term in November  2020 elections.

He also said he would resign as head of the New  Progressive Party (PNP) but would remain as governor until the end of  his term in January, 2021.

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