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Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government[1], is a process by which collective decisions are made within groups. ... Coat of Arms/Puerto Rico This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Puerto Rico is a United States territory given special commonwealth status. ...

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Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... Aníbal Salvador Acevedo Vilá (born February 13, 1962) is the eighth and current democratically elected and first bi-sexual Governor of Puerto Rico. ... The Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico is the legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico. ... Seal of the Senate of Puerto Rico. ... The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico is the lower house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, larger than the Senate. ... Political parties in Puerto Rico lists political parties in Puerto Rico. ... Politics of Puerto Rico Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Puerto Rico ... The Puerto Rico General Elections of 2004 took place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ... Seal of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico is the highest court of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, having the ultimate judicial authority within Puerto Rico to interpret and decide questions of state law. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is the controlling government document of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico at the Commonwealth level.


The United States government approved Law 600, authorizing Puerto Rico to draft its own constitution in 1952. The constitution was approved by a popular referendum and ratified by the U.S. Congress with a few amendments which maintains ultimate sovereignty over Puerto Rico while giving Puerto Ricans a high degree of autonomy. Under this Constitution, Puerto Rico is a freely associated commonwealth with the United States. This law-related article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Congress in Joint Session. ... Autonomy is the condition of something that does not depend on anything else. ... An associated state is used to describe a free relationship between a territory and a larger nation. ... The English noun Commonwealth dates originally from the fifteenth century. ...


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Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/site/docs/pppus.php?admin=033&year=1952&id=198 Statement by the President Upon Signing Bill Approving the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (6369 words)
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby constituted.
The government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall be republican in form and its legislative, judicial and executive branches as established by this Constitution shall be equally subordinate to the sovereignty of the people of Puerto Rico.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall be the successor of the People of Puerto Rico for all purposes, including without limitation the collection and payments of debts and liabilities in accordance with their terms.
Puerto Rico - MSN Encarta (1180 words)
Puerto Rico, freely associated commonwealth of the United States, composed of one large, densely populated island and several small islands in the West Indies.
Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles.
Mona Passage separates Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic (on the island of Hispaniola) to the west; the Vieques Passage separates it from its island of Vieques to the east.
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