Puerto Rico thrown into turmoil as supreme court ousts new governor

Removal of Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by disgraced Ricardo Rossell, clears way for justice secretary Wanda Vzquez to succeed him Puerto Ricos supreme court on Wednesday overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi as the islands governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for the justice secretary, Wanda Vzquez, to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. The high courts decision, which cannot be appealed, was expected to unleash new demonstrations and deepen the tumult because many Puerto Ricans have said they do not want Vzquez as governor. Pierluisi said previously he would respect whatever ruling was made. Pierluisi was appointed secretary of state by the then governor, …