As Puerto Rico's debt crisis takes its toll on the U.S. territory's economy, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla is losing support within his own party, increasing the chances he won't seek reelection next November. His public approval ratings are dire – just 12 percent in a recent poll by newspaper El Nuevo Dia - but more detrimental to his campaign plan is the growing number of mayors and other local politicians from his Popular Democratic Party (PPD) who have deserted him. Support from such officials in Puerto Rico's towns is crucial for effective governance.
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