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executive departments, legislative program, federal service, secretary of state, legislature

Puerto Ricoís chief executive is a governor, who is elected by the voters to a four-year term and may be reelected any number of times. With the consent of the legislature, the governor appoints the judges of the supreme and the subordinate courts, and the secretaries who head the executive departments of the government. These department heads form the governorís advisory council, or council of secretaries. The governor proposes the annual budget and legislative program to the legislature. The governor also commands the islandís National Guard when it is not in federal service. The secretary of state succeeds the governor should the latter resign, die, or be removed from office.



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