Catano – The president of the Democratic Party in Puerto Rico, Charlie Rodríguez said on Saturday that the boycott of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) to the face-to-face voting responds to the fact that they do not have the votes.
“He who knows he is going to lose looks for a way to challenge or delay the knowledge of the results. I frankly understand that whoever has the votes does not have to withdraw or contest, ”Rodríguez said to questions from the press.
“We have carried out this process in accordance with the law. We have the dispensation and we have established this strict protocol ”, he added.
Representative Rafael “Tatito” Hernández, former governor Alejandro García Padilla, among other members of the PPD, have challenged the holding of the vote and let it be known that they would not attend the Cataño Convention Center, where the process is taking place.
Hernández Montañez filed a complaint at the Cataño Police Headquarters, for alleged violations of Executive Order 2020-083.
Both the Secretary of the Interior, Antonio Pabón Batlle and officials from the Department of Health gave the go-ahead to the vote, according to Rodríguez.
In the vote they will choose the leadership of the Democratic Party in Puerto Rico. For the election of 30 positions, 83 people submitted a candidacy. Voting ends at one in the afternoon.