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Nov 6, 2015

Fonseca Says He is at Peace

Francis Fonseca

Tonight the People’s United Party is at a crossroad following the resignation of its leader Francis Fonseca. There are two senior members who are said to be considering the top post. Johnny Briceño, a former leader as well as Julius Espat, the current deputy party leader will soon make up their minds if they will contest the post of leadership. After steering the P.U.P. through seven unsuccessful elections over a four-year term, Fonseca is demitting office even as he won the Freetown division by the highest margin of victory and according to him, he is now a stronger person.  Fonseca looked back at past experiences during a press conference on Thursday and shared them with the media.


Francis Fonseca, Party Leader, PUP

“It’s been a very, very rewarding experience for me Jules.  Obviously, once you become the leader of the People’s United Party your ultimate objective must be to become the prime minister of the country and so having failed to meet that objective is obviously very disappointing to you personally.  But certainly the journey has been rewarding, it has been, as you know quite well, with great challenge but I certainly think it has made me a better man, a better person.  It has made me stronger, it has made me more humble individual.  So I certainly cherish all the memories of traveling across the country, the people I have met, the people I have worked with.  It’s been for me a rewarding experience.  So I am certainly at peace, that’s the kind of person I am.  I don’t hang on to anything for too long.  So, you know, I don’t trouble myself over things.  I just do the best I can and then as I said many, many times over the past few days; we will do all we can, the Belizean people would have to do the rest.  They have spoken and we respect their voice.  So I am quite at peace with the work that I have done and my contribution to the People’s United Party.”

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