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May 14, 2015

Referendum Won’t Coincide With Next General Election

Dean Barrow

All that said, when will a referendum be held in Belize?  The Prime Minister says the poll would only be held after the next general elections.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“I see where he had said, “look if you want to be saddle by this thing forever then do nothing, but if we want a resolution as a country the only way to get a resolution is to go to the ICJ.  I now see him doing a complete about face.  I see the Leader of the Opposition suggesting that well we are ready for the referendum now and the only reason I say, as I’ve said to the Guatemalans, no sir, not this year, possibly next year in the perhaps, second half of next year.  The Leader of the Opposition says well that is because I am trying to ensure that there is no linkage between the referendum and the next general elections.  Duh…  These are two separate things and I don’t care what he says there will be no linkage.  The general elections are to be held in a climate in which the referendum can’t feature except by way of some attempt to force it into the campaign by the opposition.”

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