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Oct 13, 2011

Adelante; P.U.P. moves forward

Mark Espat

Turning to politics, the National Executive of the People’s United Party met today at Independence Hall with Mark Espat as interim leader. The attendance was almost perfect, except for the former party leader, John Briceño and his brother Jaime who are scheduled to return to the country today. The meeting concluded just before noon and a number of decisions were taken.

The members agreed to the plan proposed for the convention to elect a new party leader on November sixth. October nineteenth is the deadline for submission of nominations. So far, attorney Arthur Saldivar, the standard bearer for Belize Rural North, is the only person to declare his intention to contest the leadership but as we have said, that hasn’t picked up any steam. Espat is yet to declare, but that may be just a matter of time. With the support and endorsement of the southern and western caucuses under his belt, the eastern caucus threw its support to Espat on Wednesday night. A release from the caucus says, “eleven of the twelve constituencies present pledged their full support for the Honorable Mark Espat as interim leader of the P.U.P. and agreed to endorse Honorable Espat as Party Leader at the upcoming National Convention. Honorable Espat brings an impeccable record of service and dedication to the country of Belize and to the constituents of the Albert Division. As the next leader of the P.U.P. we are certain that he possesses the requisite skills and experience needed to lead the Party to victory in the upcoming elections. The Eastern Caucus is the largest caucus in the country comprising of twelve of the thirteen divisions in the Belize District.”

The northern caucus is yet to proclaim but there is expressed individual support for Espat. The big hurdle remains over the party’s treasury that is swimming in debt. So that’s how it stands in the P.U.P. tonight. Convention is set for November sixth for the election or endorsement of the new leader and likely new faces to the executive. Espat is likely to declare following Saturday’s meeting of the northern caucus.

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10 Responses for “Adelante; P.U.P. moves forward”

  1. Rod says:

    Go mark I would like to hear your views on crime and murder thiswill make up my mind.

  2. Retired CEO says:

    Yes!!! life goes on? however, how and what type of life is yet to be determined, we believe there is life after death. but some life continues in HELL AND SOME IN PARADISE??? Belive it or not accept it or reject it.

  3. javier solis says:

    Another Harry Potter leader. Lets see how long he lasts till Musa gets rid of his bottom too.

  4. Justice says:

    Finally a man close to Price.There si hope after all.

  5. PAUL Atherley says:

    Great job PUP.time to come together. thank you Said, your support of cohesion in the party is a Great contribution to the party’ s future.Now go on and take the country back to prosperity.

  6. Lorenzo says:

    Tremble, UDP, tremble! I am happy that everything is following its course. This is the silver line behind the dark clouds. I will pledge full support to the PUP when Mark Espat becomes leader on November 6th. I’ll become a PUP foot soldier – a VOLUNTEER!

  7. Hugo Rivas says:

    The UDP must be fearful…Hon. Espat is well respected by most PUP’s and UDP’s alike. Additionally, thousands of independent voters hold a favourable view towards Hon. Mark Espat!!!

  8. Earl Grey says:

    We still want to know who is pulling Mark Espat’s strings…..and What role does Cordel play????

    JUST ASKING………………..

  9. Hugo Rivas says:

    Have you ever heard of Batman and Robin Earl Gray?? or Shrek and Donkey?? lol. Duos are sometimes exceptionally effective in missions or journeys because they work together and trust each other!

  10. reality says:

    why arthur saldivar nuh stop monkey his self! Now we have competition ADELANTE WITH MARK ESPAT 100%

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