Governor of Puerto Rico

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Governor of Puerto Rico
Spanish: Gobernador de Puerto Rico
Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico.svg
Seal of the Governor
Flag of the Governor of Puerto Rico.svg
Standard of the Governor
Incumbent
Wanda Vázquez Garced

since August 7, 2019
StyleHis Excellency
diplomatic
Mister Governor
when presiding
First Executive
third person
ResidenceLa Fortaleza
Term lengthFour years, no term limit
Inaugural holderJuan Ponce de León
Formation1508; 511 years ago (1508)
Salary$70,000 (2013)[1]
Websitefortaleza.pr.gov

The Governor of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Gobernador de Puerto Rico) is the head of government of Puerto Rico. It is the executive branch of the government of the island. He is also the commander-in-chief of the island's military forces, the Puerto Rico National Guard.

Since 1949, the governor has been elected by the people of Puerto Rico. Before that date, the governor was appointed either by the King of Spain (1510-1898) or by the President of the United States (1898-1946).

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.