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Puerto Rican Independence Party insists on electoral alliance with the Citizens’ Victory Movement

by | Sep 4, 2023 | Courts, Elections, Puerto Rico | 0 comments

Following the determination of the Appellate Court of Puerto Rico to maintain the prohibition on coalition candidacies, the Secretary-General of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP), Juan Dalmau Ramírez, issued the following statements:

“Regardless of the determination of the courts, the PIP reiterates its goal of achieving the necessary agreements that will allow for concerted actions and electoral alliances with the Citizens’ Victory Movement (MVC) in the upcoming electoral cycle.

We anticipated this determination by the Appellate Court. After all, government institutions—and the Judicial Branch is not exempt—are influenced by their bias towards the red and blue bipartisanship.

The New Progressive Party (NPP) and the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) are fearful that it is becoming increasingly clear that after 50 years of bad governance, a majority of the people aspire to real change to end the abuse. That is why they impose obstacles on voters.”

In terms of what is to follow legally, the PIP leader indicated that there will soon be a meeting between the legal representatives of the PIP and the Citizens’ Victory Movement to determine the next legal action to take.

“As far as the PIP is concerned, let there be no doubt, concerted actions and electoral alliances will happen. Obstacles do not deter us. On the contrary, they give us more will and determination to continue establishing the necessary dialogues and agreements so that the people of Puerto Rico have the opportunity to defeat the red and blue bipartisanship responsible for bankruptcy, poverty, corruption, poor services, and colonialism,” concluded Dalmau.



William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, and international relations. A designer with a strong interest in science, policy, and innovation, he previously served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association. William-José lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children's National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. You can see him on Love is Blind as Lydia's brother. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.


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