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Tonight is the last debate between the 6 (yes, 6!) candidates who are running in Puerto Rico's general elections. One of these six men will become Puerto Rico's next head of government. This is not the first time Puerto Rico has 6 candidates, the first time was in 1972, 40 years ago.

candidatos 2012

From Left to Right
Luis Fortuño (incumbent) - Partido Nuevo Progresista (New Progressive Party)
Arturo Hernández - Movimiento Unión Soberanista (United Pro Sovereignty Movement)
Rogelio Figueroa - Puertorriqueños por Puerto Rico  (Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party)
Juan Dalmau - Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican Independence Party)
Rafael Bernabe - Partido del Pueblo Trabajador (People's Workers Party)
Alejandro García Padilla - Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party)

You can watch the debate live here starting at 8pm (eastern time):

The debate topics tonight:
The first round: Security
The second round: Economy
The third round: Political Status
The fourth round: Environment
The fifth and last round: Open topic

A quick look the political campaign and the tv ads running on prime time in Puerto Rico and how the ballot looks like click my  previous diary here

The leading newspaper this morning shows a big photo of the two main contenders on the cover with a headline ''Everything is up for grabs, debate could decide race between Luis Fortuño and Alejandro García Padilla'' (if you have a better translation please let me know), the other candidates are shown below with a headline that says they are still hunting votes Photobucket

UPDATE 11pm (eastern time) : the live show is over, here is the video now

Originally posted to Lrios on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 03:55 PM PDT.

Also republished by LatinoKos and America Latina.

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