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Puerto Rico announces governor after recount

[JURIST] Puerto Rican election authorities have announced Anibal Acevedo Vila, the Popular Democratic Party's candidate, as the country's new governor following a recount of the November 2nd election. The election results are expected to be officially certified on Tuesday. Acevedo Villa won by 3,228 votes from the nation's 4 million residents. As reported previously in JURIST's Paper Chase, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Wednesday refused former governor Pedro Rossello's request for a rehearing. Reuters has more.

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