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May 31, 2016

Saldivar Says He Lost the Battle but Will Win the War

John Saldivar

You’ll notice that Saldivar said the battle, and not the war, is over. That’s because as we told you, he has all intention of contesting Faber for the post of leader when that time comes around. He told News Five today that he doesn’t expect to lose any of the support he has in Cabinet, and using lessons learned in this campaign and Convention he is confident of victory in the real war ahead.

 

John Saldivar, Defeated in Sunday’s Convention

“There is still the contest that is to come and that is the contest for the leadership of the party and that will bring with it, it’s own issues. And as far as I am concerned, the ministers of cabinet that supported me in this last convention still do support me for leadership and I do believe that that is what is going to prevail when the issue of leadership comes up.”

 

Mike Rudon

“Can I ask you if you’ve been able to look back at what happened…the campaign leading up to the convention and maybe done a little bit of analysis as to what happened for that result to come in?”

 

John Saldivar

“No, we’ve done some analysis and there’s a lot more analysis to be done, but I think the major issue was the delegates, the delegates of the various ministers that supported me may not have been at the same mind as the ministers that led their constituencies. I believe that with time, we will fix that problem.”

 

Mike Rudon

“Has there been any word of a reshuffle? Anything brought up in cabinet this morning?”

 

John Saldivar

“Absolutely not. I was asked that question by a media earlier and no. we are making no demands on the Prime Minister for him to reshuffle his cabinet. We fully accept Patrick Faber’s victory; he is our Deputy Prime Minister.”

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1 Response for “Saldivar Says He Lost the Battle but Will Win the War”

  1. Jimmy John says:

    I really dislike this man’s rhetoric. He speaks of peoples opinions as “problems”. The democratic process is a “war” in his mind. Smacks of egocentrism. But then again, it is politics, right?

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