Sequence of events. Outgoing governor Ricardo Rosselló named a new Lt. Governor to take his place once he leaves office Friday August 2, 2019 at 5pm. Visit this CBSNews video for the days event regarding this announcement.
August 2, 2019 approximately around 5:27pm after much speculation and waiting the Governor's office released a letter stating the new Governor Pedro Pierluisi took office. This instagram update by David Begnaud shows the announcement,
Below is an update from El Vocero local Puerto Rico newspaper showing the new Governor and his forthcoming press conference.
A las 6:30 p.m. https://t.co/ptDzpaa6eZ— El Vocero de PR (@VoceroPR) August 2, 2019
Note: On the side bar you'll see the direct link to watch this press conference live.