SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's pro-statehood party is organizing marches to demand that the U.S. government honor the results of a referendum regarding the Caribbean island's political status.
A statement Saturday from the New Progressive Party says marches will be held March 2 in Puerto Rico, Washington and other cities.
Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but are not allowed to vote for a president and have a representative in Congress with limited voting rights.
In the first question of November's two-part referendum, 54 percent of voters said they were not content with commonwealth status.
The second question asked what status was preferred. Of the about 1.3 million voters who made a choice, nearly 800,000 supported statehood, some 437,000 backed sovereign free association and 72,560 chose independence. But nearly 500,000 left that question blank.
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