San Juan, Nov 13 (EFE) .- The federal judge responsible for the bankruptcy of the multibillion-dollar debt of Puerto Rico, Laura Taylor, today denied the request of the Fiscal Oversight Board (JSF) the executive is superposed to appoint Noel Zamot as the head of the Electric Power Authority (AEE).
The magistrate determined that the powers granted to the entity of Federal control thanks to the regulations approved by the Congress in Washington is not enough to limit the decisions of the government led by Ricardo Rosselló in the PREPA, the first state corporation of the island.
Taylor indicated that the Law for the Supervision, Administration and Economic Stability of Puerto Rico (Promise, by its initials in English), approved in June of 2016 by the United States Congress, does not empower the JSF to intervene in such a direct way in the PREPA.
"We are very pleased with the decision issued today by Judge Laura Taylor, because he reiterates our position on the power limit of the Fiscal Oversight Board, "the governor of Puerto Rico said in a statement. Ricardo Rosselló, from Washington.
"We have been clear from the first day in terms of the powers of the Board and those that it does not have." It is clear that the Fiscal Oversight Board does not It has the power to take control of the government in full nor its 'instrumentalities', "said the Chief Executive.
He argued that the Government's position is validated with the decision of the judge and it is recognized that the administration and public management of Puerto Rico remains with the democratically elected Government.
"As governor of Puerto Rico I will defend the rights of my people over any challenge and in any forum, "he said.
He said he recognizes that the reconstruction and recovery of the island requires a union of wills and that, therefore, it is welcomed "to any collaboration or technical support that the Board wishes to offer to the Government elected by the Puerto Ricans to ensure the best interests of the people of Puerto Rico. "
The JSF has maintained a confrontation with the Executive of Rosselló during the last few months for the effective control of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which drags an unpayable debt of about 70,000 million dollars that caused Congress in Washington to pass the Promise law.
That rule, designed to address the issue of debt, establishes the JSF, which for the Government of Rossello has sometimes tried to usurp the functions of the Executive overflowing the law that established it.