|Governor of Puerto Rico|
|Assumed office |
January 2, 2021
|Preceded by||Wanda Vázquez Garced|
August 2, 2019 – August 7, 2019
|Preceded by||Ricardo Rosselló|
|Succeeded by||Wanda Vázquez Garced|
|Acting Secretary of State of Puerto Rico|
July 31, 2019 – August 2, 2019
|Preceded by||Luis Rivera Marín|
|Succeeded by||Elmer Román|
|Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico|
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Luis Fortuño|
|Succeeded by||Jenniffer González|
|Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico|
January 2, 1993 – January 2, 1997
|Preceded by||Héctor Rivera Cruz|
|Succeeded by||José Fuentes Agostini|
Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia
April 26, 1959
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Political party||New Progressive|
|Relatives||José Jaime Pierluisi† (brother)|
|Education||Tulane University (BA)|
George Washington University (JD)
Biography[change | change source]
Pierluisi was the de facto Governor of Puerto Rico. He was sworn-in on August 2, 2019. Five days later, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court ruled that Pierluisi was sworn in on unconstitutional grounds and removed him from office, effective 5 p.m. AST on August 7.
On January 2, 2021, Pierluisi was sworn in. there was a private ceremony in which he was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Maite Oronoz Rodríguez. This was followed by a controversial public ceremony on the north side of the Puerto Rican Capitol, where Pierluisi took the oath of office publicly in front of 400 guests during the COVID-19 pandemic and delivered his inagural speech.
In February 2021, Pedro Pierluisi, said Congress was "morally obligated" to respond to last year's referendum.
On March 15, 2021, Pedro Pierluisi indicated that the state of emergency related to maritime transport from the main island to Vieques and Culebra would remain in effect until 2022 when the ferry transport system would be privatized. After group protests against the inadequate ferry service, which led to clashes between police and protesters, Pedro Pierluisi said he supported the actions of the "Fuerzas Unidas de Rapida Acción", the local branch of the forces of security involved in the demonstration.
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References[change | change source]
- "Busca auxilio federal". Primera Hora (in Spanish). January 7, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
- "Senado Registro de Cabilderos". www.senado.pr.gov (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-08-03.
- DÁNICA COTO (August 7, 2019). "Puerto Rico High Court Overturns Pedro Pierluisi as Governor". Bloomberg News. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
- Mazzei, Patricia; Robles, Frances (2019-08-07). "Puerto Rico Supreme Court Rules New Governor Was Unlawfully Sworn In". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-07.