Supporters of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) put aside the recommendations of physical distancing to receive the new official candidate of that community, Carlos “Charlie” Delgado Altieri at the headquarters of La Pava.
Although they did have masks, Party members put aside the call to avoid crowded groups of people and celebrated the candidate's victory over Eduardo Bhatia and Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto.
With a hug to the outgoing PPD president, Aníbal José Torres , the candidate Delgado Altieri marked his arrival prior to offering his message at the headquarters of the community.
“From now on he will continue in unity, unity and unity. Our adversaries have to be those who were against the people of Puerto Rico ”, expressed Torres when introducing Delgado Altieri to give his message.
Surrounded by several winning candidates for the Chamber and Senate, all wearing masks, except Delgado Altieri, began his message thanking the popular.
"I thank the thousands of officials that despite COVID and so many difficulties and what happened last Sunday, seeing so many popular workers who worked and went out to vote," said Delgado Altieri, who from At 6:00 pm, he was already considered the winner by one of his opponents, Bhatia.
The mayor of Isabela made a call that “the adversaries are the PNP.”
“The most important thing at this time is to rescue the country of the disaster of the New Progressive Party, "said the candidate for resident commissioner Aníbal Acevedo Vilá.
Delgado Altieri accused Rive Schatz and Vázquez Garced of "disrupting and rattling institutions that have served the country well", in relation to the situation with the primaries, which he attributed to the changes in the Electoral Reform.
As a result of the delay in the ballot papers last Sunday, they had to postpone the primaries for today. This, added to the situation of COVID-19 that caused an extension in the time to celebrate them, since initially they were on June 7, put the State Elections Commission (CEE) to evaluate whether it should postpone the date of the general elections beyond November 3.
"It has to be held as established on November 3, there is no excuse for not holding the elections on the day stipulated by law," argued Delgado Altieri, to questions from Metro.
At the end of the conference, the candidate came out and offered a message to his followers.