2016 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election
The 2016 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the Governor of Puerto Rico. Incumbent Popular Democratic Governor Alejandro García Padilla did not run for re-election to a second term in office. The election was won by Ricardo Rosselló, who received 41% of the vote in a four-way race.
Popular Democratic PartyEdit
- David Bernier, former Secretary of State of Puerto Rico, former President of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee and former Puerto Rico Secretary of Sports and Recreation
New Progressive Party primaryEdit
- Pedro Pierluisi, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico and former Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico
- Ricky Rosselló, activist, political commentator and son of former governor Pedro Rosselló
Puerto Rican Independence PartyEdit
|New Progressive||Ricardo Rosselló Nevares||660,510||41.80%||5.37|
|Popular Democratic||David Bernier||614,190||38.87%||8.80|
|Puerto Rican Independence||María De Lourdes Santiago||33,729||2.13%||0.39|
|Worker's People Party||Rafael Bernabe Riefkohl||5,430||0.34%||0.64|
|New Progressive gain from Popular Democratic|
- CEE Event
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