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Puerto Rico Governor bows down to pressure to resign

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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has stepped down following massive protest in the week following his sexist and homophobic l remarks.

Making the announcement on Wednesday, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo said that he will leave the office come August 2nd so as to pave way for a smooth transition.

In a series of leaked messages, over 880 exchanges were shared on 13th July outside his mansion in San Juan.

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Monday calling for his immediate resignation as the 40-year-old governor is set to be replaced by Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez.

Also read: Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister

Mr. Ricardo tried to calm the hearts of the protestors by saying he will not seek second re-election come next year.

He continued by admitting he made a mistake which he has apologized about it, he admits being aware that an apology is not enough.

In one of the messages, Mr. Ricardo criticized the Speaker of New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito saying people should “beat up that whore”

Thousands took to the street to celebrate his resignation as others shared their celebration videos online.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world

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