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Jan 31, 2012

Is PM calling elections because economy’s worse?

Tonight’s question is: Is the Prime Minister calling early general elections because the economy will get worse? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote on our e-poll at channel5belize.com. You can also send an email with your comments to questions@channel5belize.com.

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8 Responses for “Is PM calling elections because economy’s worse?”

  1. Darius Martinez says:

    The P M, is devoid of ideas as how to address the bad economic situation of our country and so he is calling this election without presenting a budget because he knows he would not get one vote since he will have to make some tough choices such as raising taxes and mass retrenchment and this would not go down well with the Belizean people.

  2. Hipolito Novelo says:

    Mr. Barrow knows for a fact that he has no other choice but to call early elections. that is, because the pompous Prime Minister has no idea how to formulate the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. he knows it….the people should realize that Dean Oliver Barrow is a silver tongue talker, and a master manipulator.

  3. joe says:

    HOPE IT IS NOT THE SAME $$$$$$$ THIRTY MILLION NOVELO THAT IS PASSING STUPID COMMENTS. CAN’T WAIT TO GET ALL YOUR NO GOOD BUSES IN LINE AGAIN. YOU SHOULD BE THE LAST THIEF FU TALK!!!!!!!!!!!!! STAY DAH CHETUMAL AND SHUTUP.

  4. Irate Belizean says:

    YES! to an extent I believe that the economy is a part of the reason PM Barrow is calling for early elections. The economic situation for all belizeans will get significantly worse with the lack of JOBS, The increase in required payment towards the superbond and the fact that neither the PUP or the UDP have a real grip on how to steady the course of our Beautiful Jewel. I believe this decision is a tactical one made by the UDP. They want to insure another term by gambling on the state of politics, they want to catch the fractured PUP ill prepared, only recently have the PUP installed a new leader in Francis Fonseca and there is clear lack of confidence in the PUP ((In my opinion Belize wont vote for a Fonseca anytime soon, especially one who signed off on settlements in the notorious accomodation agreement with BTL see (www.reporter.bz/index.php?mod=archive&act=viewarticle=3744)). Also in the Picture are the 3rd Parties, PNP , VIP and Independents that are under the Umbrella of the BUA (Belize United Alliance). The UDP fears the support that BUA will garner within the next year and by calling elections now will definitely hamper BUA’s ability to challenge and win vs the UDP.

  5. arturo says:

    You should not be surprised when Mr. Barrow win again march 7. By the way the economy is far better than 5 years ago. Learn some economics.

  6. maryjane says:

    ITS THE VERY TRUTH THE PM CALLED ELECTIONS EARLY BECAUSE NO MONEY NO DEH DEM THIEF ALL AND HE DONT HAVE A BUDGET BELIEVE ME PEOPLE THING WILL GET WORST UNDER UDP NOTHING WILL CHANGE WE DON D PUNISH WATCH WE IF WE EVER MAKE D MISTAKE TO VOTE BALD HEAD IN AGAIN HE IS A VERY POOR AND ARROGANT LEADER NO VISION ONLY FU FULL HIS POCKET OUT BARROW OOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT WE NO WANT U WE D SUFFA OUT YA

  7. Irate Belizean says:

    Arturo. I personally wont be surprised if the UDP get re elected.. U think Dean Barrow would call the elections now if he think he was in a bad position.??? OVO!! he woudnt. The World Economy is GETTING better but still have a good ways to go.. Our local Economy is tied directly to Tourism and that is directly linked to how other economies are faring but no one doesnt want to go to an unsafe place. With poverty and crime rampant, we need drastic measures to right the ship for the good of Belize and its people.

  8. belizeanpride says:

    the best answer to this would be “that barrow is convinced that the PUP is not united and tumbling every time” and wants to take this advantage before they gain strenght to wap him. so funny how politics works now a days.

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