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Government, Local Government

municipios, elected mayor, water supply, municipalities, counties

Puerto Rico has 78 municipios (Spanish for “municipalities”), similar to counties in the United States. A popularly elected mayor and municipal assembly govern each municipio. The mayor appoints a secretary-auditor and a treasurer. However, the commonwealth’s Legislative Assembly and governor handle most local services. These services include police and fire protection, water supply, and the school system.



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