For each one of the representative districts, the people of Puerto Rico elect one Representative. In addition, the people are allowed to vote for one Representative At-Large of their preference. The eleven Representatived At-Large with the majority of votes complete the rest of the House, which totals 51 members.
The Commonwealth of PuertoRico is an archipelago in the eastern Caribbean of autonomous politics, in free association with the United States.
PuertoRico is part of the Greater Antilles, located to the east of the Dominican Republic and to the west of the Lesser Antilles.
The government is composed of 3 branches: the Executive branch headed by the Governor, the Legislative branch consisting of a bicameral Legislative Assembly (a Senate and a House of Representatives) and the Judicial branch.
PuertoRico is a self-governing unincorporated organized territory of the United States, in the eastern Caribbean, consisting of the island of PuertoRico and some smaller islands.
The major differences between PuertoRico and the states are greater financial autonomy (it levies its own taxes and is exempt from the Internal Revenue Code), its lack of voting representation in either house of the Congress and the ineligibility of Puerto Ricans to vote in presidential elections.
PuertoRico's population is a mixture of European, African and Native American, with a small presence of Asians.
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