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The government of Puerto Rico is a republican form of government with separation of powers, subject to the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United States. Article I of the Constitution of Puerto Rico defines the government and its political power and authority pursuant to U.S. Pub.L. 82–447. Said law mandated the establishment of a local constitution due to Puerto Rico's political status as a commonwealth of the United States. Ultimately, the powers of the government of Puerto Rico are all delegated by the United States Congress and lack full protection under the U.S. Constitution. Because of this, the head of state of Puerto Rico is the President of the United States.

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  • The government of Puerto Rico is a republican form of government with separation of powers, subject to the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United States. Article I of the Constitution of Puerto Rico defines the government and its political power and authority pursuant to U.S. Pub.L. 82–447. Said law mandated the establishment of a local constitution due to Puerto Rico's political status as a commonwealth of the United States. Ultimately, the powers of the government of Puerto Rico are all delegated by the United States Congress and lack full protection under the U.S. Constitution. Because of this, the head of state of Puerto Rico is the President of the United States. Structurally, the government is composed of three branches: the executive, legislative, and judicial branch. The executive branch is headed by the governor, currently Pedro Pierluisi, who is also the head of government. The legislative branch consists of a bicameral legislature, namely the Legislative Assembly, composed by the Senate as its upper house and by the House of Representatives as its lower house. The governor and legislators are elected by popular vote every four years. The judicial branch is headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, currently Maite Oronoz Rodríguez. The legal system is a mix of the civil law and the common law systems. Members of the judicial branch are appointed by the governor with advice and consent from the Senate. (en)
  • El Gobierno de Puerto Rico o Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico​ es el gobierno de Puerto Rico, se considera un gobierno estatal sujeto a la jurisdicción de los Estados Unidos y su soberanía. Puerto Rico sigue siendo considerada una Colonia de Estados Unidos.​ Se define así en la Constitución de Puerto Rico de conformidad con Ley Pública 82-447 de 1952 y en última instancia sus competencias están delegadas por el Congreso de los Estados Unidos y carecen de protección plena bajo la Constitución de los Estados Unidos. El Gobierno se compone de tres poderes: el Ejecutivo, Legislativo, y el Judicial. El Poder Ejecutivo está encabezado por el Gobernador o Gobernadora, actualmente Pedro Pierluisi Urritia, quien también funge como el jefe de gobierno. El poder legislativo se compone de una Asamblea Legislativa bicameral compuesta por una Cámara de Alta o Senado y una Cámara de Representantes . El gobernador o gobernadora y los legisladores son elegidos por voto popular cada cuatro años. El poder judicial está encabezado por el Presidente del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico. El sistema legal es una mezcla de la ley civil y de los sistemas del Common Law. Los miembros del Poder Judicial son nombrados por el gobernador con el "consejo y consentimiento" del Senado. (es)
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  • El Gobierno de Puerto Rico o Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico​ es el gobierno de Puerto Rico, se considera un gobierno estatal sujeto a la jurisdicción de los Estados Unidos y su soberanía. Puerto Rico sigue siendo considerada una Colonia de Estados Unidos.​ Se define así en la Constitución de Puerto Rico de conformidad con Ley Pública 82-447 de 1952 y en última instancia sus competencias están delegadas por el Congreso de los Estados Unidos y carecen de protección plena bajo la Constitución de los Estados Unidos. (es)
  • The government of Puerto Rico is a republican form of government with separation of powers, subject to the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United States. Article I of the Constitution of Puerto Rico defines the government and its political power and authority pursuant to U.S. Pub.L. 82–447. Said law mandated the establishment of a local constitution due to Puerto Rico's political status as a commonwealth of the United States. Ultimately, the powers of the government of Puerto Rico are all delegated by the United States Congress and lack full protection under the U.S. Constitution. Because of this, the head of state of Puerto Rico is the President of the United States. (en)
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  • Government of Puerto Rico (en)
  • Gobierno del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico (es)
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