Wanda Vázquez Garced

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Wanda Vázquez
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Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
August 7, 2019 – January 2, 2021
Preceded byPedro Pierluisi (de facto)
Succeeded byPedro Pierluisi
19th Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 2017 – August 7, 2019
GovernorRicardo Rosselló
Pedro Pierluisi (de facto)
Preceded byCésar Miranda
Succeeded byDennise Longo Quiñones[1]
Personal details
Wanda Vázquez Garced

(1960-07-09) July 9, 1960 (age 62)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political partyNew Progressive
Other political
Democratic (before 2019)[2]
Republican (2019–present)[3][4]
Spouse(s)Jorge Díaz Reverón
ResidenceLa Fortaleza
EducationUniversity of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (BA)
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (JD)

Wanda Vázquez Garced is a Puerto Rican lawyer and politician. She was the 14th governor of Puerto Rico from August 7, 2019 to January 2, 2021.[5][6] She also was Secretary of Justice from 2017 to 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gobernadora nombra secretaria de Justicia y director de Ética Gubernamental en receso". Primera Hora (in Spanish). August 18, 2019. Archived from the original on August 20, 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  2. Sanchez, Ray; Levenson, Eric (July 25, 2019). "Likely successor of Puerto Rico's disgraced governor in crosshairs of wary protesters". CNN. Archived from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  3. "Puerto Rico Gov. Vázquez Outlines Plans for Island After Political Turmoil". NBC Miami. August 20, 2019. Archived from the original on December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  4. "Wanda Vázquez Garced fue parte de la Asociación de Secretarios de Justicia de los demócratas". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). August 21, 2019. Archived from the original on December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  5. "Wanda Vázquez era la siguiente opción para gobernadora de Puerto Rico, pero no quiere el puesto". CNN (in European Spanish). 2019-07-28. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  6. News, NYT National (2019-07-29). "Wanda Vázquez, the Puerto Rico justice secretary and next in line to succeed Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló, clarified on Monday: She will become governor if she has to. But she would rather not". @NYTNational. Retrieved 2019-07-29.