Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announces that he will officially leave office on August 2

Business Insider | 1/24/2018 | Lauren Frias
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday night that he would officially leave office by 5 p.m. local time on August 2.

Protesters outside the mansion tuned into the governor's broadcast and erupted in celebration and fireworks after hearing news that he was officially stepping down.

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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday night in a recorded statement that he would officially step down at 5 p.m. local time on August 2, 2019.

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Although he promised the Puerto Rico legislature that he would make his announcement sometime between 5 to 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the message was delivered via Facebook closer to midnight. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced is expected to assume the position, the governor said.

The embattled governor reportedly left the mansion hours before before the pre-recorded announcement was released. CBS News' David Begnaud reported at 10 p.m. local time that the governor left the premises, though there was no confirmation as to where Rosselló was going or when he would return.

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