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Joe Biden won Puerto Rico's presidential primaries on Sunday, another formal step toward being officially anointed as the Democratic candidate for the 2024 elections.

The Associated Press reported that the voting process was subdued, with only a dozen voting centers allowed to open as a result of austerity measures imposed by a federal control board overseeing the island's finances. The territory commonly opened more than 100 centers for such voting events.

The island's Democratic Party also chose 36 of 65 delegate they expect to send to the National Democratic Convention, which will take place in Chicago in August.

Last week, the island's Republican party awarded its 23 national delegates to Donald Trump. The delegates will take part in the Republican National Convention on July 16 in Milwaukee, where Trump will be anointed as the party's official candidate for the third election in a row.

Puerto Rico residents are U.S. citizens but not allowed to vote in the presidential elections. In this context, Charile Rodríguez, president of the territory's Democratic Party, said he would seek to hold a symbolic vote in November to show what the results would be like in the island.

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