Puerto Rico Economic Pulse ©

September 2008: Decision 2008

Analysis of Economic Platforms of the political parties in PR

An important decision will take place next month in Puerto Rico. The upcoming general election could end gridlock between the legislative and executive powers. But will this be enough to restore growth in a weak economy? A US economic downturn is also affecting our economy. The island faces a saturated housing market, high unemployment, and low levels of growth. The principal challenge for the next 4 years will be the recovery of the island economy. Are all contenders’ proposals strong enough to restore growth in the long run? Or are they just proposing weak policies to mitigate short run problems while they are elected? This issue reviews the economic platforms of the four political parties in this election. Find out if their proposals address growth of our economy.