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Status and Unemployment Key In Elections

April 2012 | Political Risk Analysis

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BMI View: Puerto Rico's general elections are scheduled for November 2012, and as things stand, we believe Alejandro García Padilla from the opposition has a slight advantage to take the governorship. His position on the island's political status, opting to maintain Puerto Rico as a commonwealth of the US, combined with the high levels of unemployment experienced during the current administration could give García an edge in the elections.