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Puerto Rico gubernatorial/Governor election Result 2016
|New Progressive||Ricardo Rosselló Nevares||649,569||41.76%||-26.56|
|Popular Democratic||David Bernier||605,646||38.93%||-32.41|
|Puerto Rican Independence||María De Lourdes Santiago||39,173||2.13%||-17.23|
|Worker's People Party||Rafael Bernabe Riefkohl||5,336||0.34%||—49.28|
|New Progressive gain from Popular Democratic|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
Population (as of June 1, 2015): 3,620,897
Puerto Rican general election schedule 2016
General elections will be held in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to elect the officials of the Puerto Rican government that will serve from 2017 to 2021, most notably the Governor of Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico gubernatorial election schedule 2016
The 2016 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election will be held on November 8, 2016, to elect the Governor of Puerto Rico. Incumbent Popular Democratic Governor Alejandro García Padilla is not running for re-election to a second term in office.
|Popular Democratic Party||New Progressive Party primary||Puerto Rican Independence Party primary||Independent|
|David Bernier||1. Pedro Pierluisi||María de Lourdes Santiago||Alexandra Lúgaro|
|Declined: Alejandro García Padilla, incumbent Governor||2.Ricky Rosselló||Manuel Cidre|
Description of government structure of Puerto Rico :
- Chief of State: President Barack H. OBAMA *
- Head of Government: Governor Alejandro Javier GARCIA PADILLA
- Assembly: Puerto Rico has a bicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 27 seats and the House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) with 51 seats.
* Residents of Puerto Rico do not vote in the elections for President of the United States.
Description of electoral system of Puerto Rico :
- The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 4-year term.
- Governor is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
- In the Senate (Senado), 16 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 11 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes), 11 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 40 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.**
* 16 members of the Senate are elected by plurality in 8 two-seat constituencies, and 11 members are elected at large. If the minority party elects fewer than 9 Senators, Puerto Rico’s Constitution provides for the enlargement of the body though “add-on” Senators.
** 40 members are elected in single-seat constituencies with a first past the post system and 11 members are elected at large. If the minority party elects fewer than 9 Representatives, Puerto Rico’s constitution provides for the enlargement of the body through the addition of “add-on” Representatives.
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