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Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has ruled that the swearing in of disgraced former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's handpicked successor to the highest office was unconstitutional, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced to become governor

“If there was one thing the chats revealed, it was their contempt for their own people.” @mollycrabapple  reports on the protests that ousted Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his coterie: via @nybooks 

In a unanimous ruling, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court has overturned Pedro Pierluisi’s swearing-in as governor as unconstitutional. This clears the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to succeed Ricardo Rosselló, who resigned following weeks of mass protests.

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Wanda Vázquez became the third person in a week to occupy the post of governor of Puerto Rico, after the island's Supreme Court ruled that the process used by fmr. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to name Pedro Pierluisi as his successor was unconstitutional.

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Pedro Pierluisi’s swearing-in as governor last week was unconstitutional, extending the political turmoil there after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned in the wake of a scandal. (adds link)

Puerto Rico's new governor says he will step down after the Supreme Court ruled that his swearing-in as governor was unconstitutional. Here's a look back at the mass protests that led to former Governor Ricardo Rossello's resignation last week.

JUST IN: Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court unanimously rules that the law used by embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló to name Pedro Pierluisi as his successor is unconstitutional: "The governor's oath of office was unconstitutional." - @NBCLatino 

Puerto Rico’s political crisis continues The outgoing governor, Rossello, picked Pierluisi, his former rival from his own pro-statehood party, to succeed him (by virtue of becoming Secretary of State, a position recently vacated)

JUST IN: Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court unanimously rules that the law used by embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló to name Pedro Pierluisi as his successor is unconstitutional: "The governor's oath of office was unconstitutional."

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that Pedro Pierluisi was unconstitutionally sworn in as governor last Friday, after Ricardo Rosselló resigned.

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I stand with the people of Puerto Rico, who have taken to the streets for a national strike, to demand the immediate resignation of Governor Rosselló. We must ensure the full support of the federal government in the rebuilding and recovery of Puerto Rico.

NEW: Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has announced his resignation, effective Aug. 2. The resignation follows nearly two weeks of protests that were sparked by the publication of the governor’s leaked private text messages, which included sexist and homophobic comments.

I congratulate the millions of people in Puerto Rico who came together to demand the resignation of Governor Rosselló. When we stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

I stand with the people of Puerto Rico in their fight against corruption and join them in calling for the immediate resignation of Governor Rosselló.

Breaking Overnight: Puerto Rico's embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló is stepping down after 12 days of historic, and at times violent protests. He will leave office next Friday, August 2nd. Our @DavidBegnaud  has been covering the unrest from Puerto Rico since it began.

BREAKING: Speaker of Puerto Rico House of Representatives says 'the impeachment process has started' for Governor Rossello

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, is a great guy and leader who is really working hard. Thank you Ricky!

For the past week, scandals have shaken the island of Puerto Rico. The political shakeups have involved former top officials and even the current governor, Ricardo Rosselló. What exactly is happening? Thread. 👇

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello just stated: "The Administration and the President, every time we've spoken, they've delivered......

JUST IN: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló asks power company's board to cancel Whitefish Energy contract

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