Puerto Rico opposition parties reject governor's call for more sovereignty
Published on Thursday, July 31, 2008
By MM Sierra Caribbean Net News Puerto Rico
Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rico Senate President New Progressive Party Gubernatorial Candidate Luis Fortuno has also made similar comments saying that the governor is trying to lead Puerto Rico to a road of separation from the United States after calling for a Commonwealth with more sovereign powers. Fortuno, a Republican, who believes in statehood for the island is also against the governor’s call on celebrating a Constituent Assembly to define the island’s political status. Fortuno, who is also the Commonwealth’s Resident Commissioner in Washington DC, has said that the island’s status problems need to be resolved through a referendum, in which Puerto Ricans will be able to vote directly for the Commonwealth’s status option they prefer. While McClintock said that Puerto Rico could obtain national sovereign powers by becoming a sovereign nation.