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Wanda Vazquez Says She Doesn’t Want Puerto Rico Governor Job

  • She faces opposition as political chaos on the island expands
  • Next in line isn’t old enough; Others begin jockeying for role
Wanda Vasquez
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Wanda Vazquez, Puerto Rico’s governor-in-waiting, said she doesn’t want the job, escalating a political crisis that has shaken the U.S. territory in recent weeks.

In a Sunday Twitter post, Vazquez, who faces her own controversies, said she hoped that Governor Ricardo Rossello would nominate a different successor before he steps down Aug. 2. She is an ally of the outgoing governor and a member of his New Progressive Party.