Puerto Rico governor Wanda Vázquez admitted losing her party’s statehood primary to the challenger Pedro PierluisiPedro Rafael PierluisiPuerto Rico partially suspends the main vote due to missing ballots There is only one candidate for Democrats in Puerto Rico Trump reignites feud in Puerto Rico amid Hurricane Dorian MORE on the Sunday after the second round of voting in an election marked by election errors.
With more than 66 percent of electoral colleges reporting, Pierluisi, who served briefly as governor of Puerto Rico last year, received more than 58 percent of the vote, compared with nearly 42 percent for Vázquz, The Associated Press reported.
“We have to stick to the decision of the majority,”
The governor also reportedly warned Pierluisi that he should “seek” the support of those who voted for her.
Pierluisi spoke shortly after the governor and said, “we must all be united to move Puerto Rico forward,” according to the AP.
More than half of Puerto Rico’s constituencies reopened for a second round on Sunday after a chaotic first round of voting earlier this month. Voting was suspended in numerous counties during the August 9 primaries after many centers failed to receive ballots on time or at all. The problems resulted in many voters standing in long lines before leaving without voting papers.
Vázquez was sworn in as governor last year after a court invalidated Pierluisi’s appointment after serving briefly as a replacement for Governor Ricardo Rosselló, who resigned.