Wanda Vázquez is the new governor of Puerto Rico. She faced heat before ever taking the office: Here's why

Business Insider | 1/16/2018 | Lauren Frias
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Puerto Rico has had three governors in less than a week.

Ricardo Rosselló, the embattled sitting governor of Puerto Rico, officially resigned from office on August 2, after weeks of massive protests around the island.

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After facing heat from protesters as well, his named successor, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez, also announced via Twitter that she had no intention to assume the position.

Puerto Rico's House of Representatives named Pedro Pierluisi as secretary of state and next-in-line to assume the position of governor. However, the island's Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional, and Vázquez was sworn into the governorship Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.

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Massive protests, which began after the leak of Rosselló's misogynistic and homophobic text messages, resumed the day after he announced he was stepping down from office. But this time, they were aimed at Vázquez. In tandem with the trending hashtag #RickyRenuncia as protests took place, calls for Vázquez's resignation began trending on Twitter under the hashtag #WandaRenuncia.

"I was here until about 2 a.m., and when they said through the megaphone that Wanda would be the one to take over, everybody started...
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