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González Colón expects transition of NPP presidency to begin next week

The transition from Gov. Pedro Pierluisi to Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón as president of the New Progressive Party could begin next week. González Colón defeated Pierluisi in this month’s primary to determine the party’s candidate for governor in the November elections. (Gov. Pierluisi/Facebook)

By The Star Staff

New Progressive Party (NPP) gubernatorial candidate Jenniffer González Colón said Monday that she expects to begin the transition of the party’s presidency next week.

“I hope, I estimate that by the end of this week, possibly between Friday and Saturday, the general count can be completed in the case of the NPP primary, where I would be given a certification, possibly Saturday, possibly Sunday,” González Colón said in response to questions from the press. “If that is the case, I would be convening the NPP board for next Monday, with the appointments that I could already be making as president of the NPP to begin that process. So those meetings can happen at any time. I feel that the prudent thing to do is to wait for that final certification and talk to the governor.”

“In terms of the transition, for example, I propose that the NPP have its own headquarters, so these are elements that we have to evaluate and at some point we will meet with both work teams,” she added. “We discussed this in our initial call, so we won’t put a date on it until we have the certification. I know that possibly between Wednesday and Thursday some kind of transition may have begun in the electoral part, but I do not want to get ahead of events until I have my final certification.”

Among the appointments that González Colón will make is that of former Toa Baja Mayor Aníbal Vega Borges as electoral commissioner.

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