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Sep 28, 2015

UDP Seeks Third Consecutive Term in Office

As the nation prepares for general elections in the wake of this morning’s announcement of early elections, the Prime Minister and his administration is anticipating a place in the political history books with a third consecutive term. Late this evening he told News Five that the U.D.P. is as battle ready as they can possibly be at this time. The next thirty-seven days will be politically frantic; to say the least, as both parties prepare their machineries to go to the polls.


Dean Barrow, Prime Minister

“We campaign, we go house to house, we speak to our constituents, our voters and we make sure that on Election Day we win as magnificent a victory as we possibly can.”



“Sir why call elections early, its three years and eight months.”


Dean Barrow

“Well I said that the four year point is the mark and so since that was my calculus we are not too early in terms of that yard stick. This particular junction seems to me to be right. We have had a string of elections already in this current year. Everybody knew that the election was coming sooner rather than later. It struck me that lets get it over and done with so that whoever wins can then concentrate fully on the business of governance, on the business of development, on the business of improving people’s lives. If the longer I had waited the more difficult it would have been to continue to focus on issues of governance, all important issues of governance. I hate to put it like this but to some extent the fact that this was an election season was a distraction and if we had prolonged it, if we had extended it, a great deal beyond today’s date it would have meant that that distraction would have been compounded”

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1 Response for “UDP Seeks Third Consecutive Term in Office”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    So Barrow can concentrate on more CORRUPTION, more stealing of TAXES, more STEALING of PetroCaribe funds, more of the same ugly people doing the same ugly things. Time is up!!! Barrow and UDP got to go.

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