A record 5 parties field candidates for Puerto Rico governor

By Associated Press

Candidates from a record five parties are vying Tuesday to become Puerto Rico’s next governor, facing voters in the U.S. territory weary of corruption and seeking relief from an onslaught of hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus that has deepened a decade-long economic crisis. The election is coming as Puerto Rico struggles to restructure a $70 billion public debt that the island government says is unpayable and just over a year since street protests led former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign. The protests began after someone leaked a private chat between him and other officials that included homophobic remarks, jokes about Hurricane Maria victims and comments that prompted investigations into possible corruption.

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