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Exiting Puerto Rico governor Rossello announces replacement

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 17:39:31-04

Secretary of State Pedro Pierluisi nominee will be sworn in as Puerto Rico's new governor, the governor's office said in a statement.

Minutes before the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló took effect at 5 p.m. ET, his office released a statement saying that a secretary of state who has not been confirmed by Congress can be named governor.