The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jose Abonte Hernandez, condemned the intention to propose the celebration of the Status Agreement, stressing that there is indeed a mandate from the people in favor of establishing the state.
Aponte Hernandez’s words came in response to the proposal of the incoming Chamber’s president, Rafael “Tatito” Hernandez Montanez, who would present his intention to hold a conference of the chosen leaders to resolve the issue of the situation.
The people expressed themselves freely and democratically, and chose to be a country of the American Union in a consultation in which all parties participated, including the People’s Democratic Party, which advocated the “no” option that did not prevail. In fact, the “yes” state won 53 % Of the vote, far more than any other candidate for electoral office. Even members of the Popular Party voted for the state. There is a democratic mandate to establish a state and we will impose the will of our people. The former speaker of the House of Representatives said in written terms: “This status agreement initiative is completely excluded.” .
On the other hand, Uponte Hernandez pointed out that the HDP majority in the assembly “is the smallest, in the Senate the HDP does not have a majority, and the executive power is in the hands of the National Progressive Party Governor who respects the wishes of the people and dictates that. It is official.”
According to the legislator, in 2014, Hernández Montañez and the PPD leadership on the council created the Special Status Committee specifically to discuss this issue, which “did not hold a single meeting, nor even to approve its own regulations.”