Puerto Rico: Island Upset


After 28 years of uninterrupted victories, Puerto Rico's ex-Governor Luis Muñoz Marin and his Popular Democratic Party found defeat hard to take.

When Luis Alberto Ferré, 64, a wealthy, M. I. T. -trained engineer, defeated the PTJ.P. candidate for the governorship two weeks ago, Muñoz waited a week to wish him luck. The 70-year-old statesman also held a post-election press conference to point out the error of Ferré's political ways. Luis Negrón López gave out a premature victory statement early on Election Night, when he was 15,000 votes ahead. When final returns...

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