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Close governor's race requires a recount

Voters in Puerto Rico apparently chose their Washington representative as the island’s new governor over a pro-statehood candidate. But the results were so close that a recount is mandatory, election officials said Wednesday. The State Elections Commission certified that Aníbal Acevedo Vilá of the ruling Popular Democratic Party, which favors continuing the U.S. territory’s commonwealth status, narrowly defeated former Gov. Pedro Rosselló of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. However, Acevedo’s party appeared to have lost control of the island’s bicameral legislature to the New Progressives and voters narrowly chose Rosselló’s running mate as Puerto Rico’s new nonvoting delegate to the U.S. Congress. Full Story

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