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Political Parties in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has a hybrid 'first past the post' electoral system, in which a voter can vote by party, by candidate or both. To qualify as an official political party (and thus be able to appear on the printed state electoral ballot), a party must meet the criteria set forth by the Puerto Rico Electoral Law. As of June 1, 2012, Puerto Rico has six registered electoral parties.
  Popular Democratic Party (PPD)
Partido Popular Democrático
Political Leader: Hector FERRER Seats in Senate: 7/30; House 16/51



New Progressive Party (PNP)
Partido Nuevo Progresista
Political Leader: Ricardo ROSSELLO Seats in Senate: 21/30; House 34/51
  Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP)
Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño
Political Leader: Rubén Berríos MARTINEZ Seats in Senate: 1/30; House 1/51
  Working People's Party (PPT)
Partido del Pueblo Trabajador
Political Leader: Rafael Bernabe RIEFKOHL Seats in Senate: 0/30; House 0/51
  Puerto Rican for Puerto Rico Party (PPR)
 Partido Puertorriqueños por Puerto Rico
Political Leader: Rogelio FIGUEROA Seats in Senate: 0/30; House 28/51
  Sovereign Union Movement (MUS)
Movimiento Unión Soberanista 
Political Leader: Maria de LOURDES GUZMAN Seats in Senate: 0/30; House 08/51
  Federal Party (Partido Federal)
  Christian Action Party (Partido Acción Cristiana)
  Liberal Party of Puerto Rico (Partido Liberal de Puerto Rico)
  Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico (Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico)
  Puerto Rican Communist Party (Partido Comunista Puertorriqueño)
  Puerto Rican Renewal Party (Partido Renovación Puertorriqueño)
  Puerto Rican Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño)
  Republican Party (Partido Estadista Republicano)
  Socialist Party (Partido Socialista de Puerto Rico)
  Puertorican Union Party (Partido Unión Puertorriquena)
  Union Party (Partido Unión)
  Republican Union (Unión Republicana)
Note: Colour codes are used for ease of recognition of political parties in data tables and figures. For older parties the colour is not necessarily indicative of the colour used by that party at the time.
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