After debating for over an hour and a half, Senate President Rivera Schatz made it clear that Pierluisi only had five votes and would need 15 votes to be confirmed. (Ramón “Tonito” Zayas)

The legitimacy of the newly sworn-in governor Pedro Pierluisi is in the hands of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, which yesterday accepted a lawsuit filed by the Senate challenging the constitutionality of the law used by former Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares to appoint his successor.

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