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El Futuro de PR Está en Tus Manos
The future of PR Is In Your Hands
"Borínquen!, nombre al pensamiento grato..."

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Partido Popular
Democrátido
(PPD)
Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño
(PIP)
Partido Nuevo Progresista
(PNP)
3 Political Parties / 4 Different Futures
Partido Popular Democrático - There two (2) alternatives.
1)  ELA Mejorado - The Hernández Colón version of having more independence in Trade, Immigration, Customs, Transportation and out of the Territorial Clause.  But without loosing any or most of the benefits the island enjoy today, most important not loosing the Citizenship. Based on Ex-Governor Rafael Hernández Colón's  "La Nueva Tesis"

2)  ELA Soberan - The Fas Alzamora vision as an Independent State but "associated" to the US.  You could call it the "Associated Republic" ..
Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño
The biggest argument on  the island today is the status.. Within the argument, which of the two alternatives the PPD will advocate in the future (see above). After that is Statehood vs ELA Mejorado/Soberano.  Even though the PIP is a very active party it does not have very much followers. The General Election votes have been divided between the three (3) parties 48%-4%-48% (PPD-PIP-PNP) since 1944 to the present.  These percentages are an averge. Please "VOTE History" page.

Please note that the Plebiscite Table results, prior to 2012 there was NO clear alternative to solve the "territorial" problem.  Until 2012 the Plebiscite election were in essence a continuation of the General Election, a fight between the 3 Political Parties.  The 2012 Plebiscite was the first 1st in which the people were free to tell if they wanted to change the present status (ELA) and then as which Non-Territorial Alternative they would choose. (Statehood - Independence - ELA Soberano.(see above)
3) Puerto Rico - an Independent Soveraing Nation
Partido Nuevo Progresista
4) Statehood. the 51st State of the Union
More than ever we must listen to what Don Luis said . . .
Luis Muñoz Marin, July 17, 1951, Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

"What we have to guard against in this world we live in is not to confuse love for our patria (pueblo) with small, futile and naive concepts of nationalism and national state."

(Popular Democratic Party) PPD
(Independence Puertorrican Party) PIP
(New Progressive Party) PNP