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Nov 6, 2015

Barrow Prepares to Serve His Final Term As Prime Minister

Veteran politicians Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez and Michael Finnegan have both indicated that this term is likely their last. It is also the last in which Dean Barrow will serve as Prime Minister of Belize, since the Constitution limits him to three terms in that capacity. With elections just days past, Barrow told us that demitting office is far in the future, and until that time he will remain in the driver’s seat.


Dean Barrow, Prime Minister

 “The Constitution says that nobody can be Prime Minister for more than three terms – it didn’t say two terms and a half, or two terms and three quarters. As long as God gives me health and strength, there ain’t going to be any more early elections. We really have to manage the transition, and we’re getting way ahead of ourselves…but we will have to manage the transition so that at the last possible moment that will not disadvantage my successor, I would expect to resign so that in fact whoever the party chooses as my successor can become Prime Minister at least for a number of months and take the Party into the next general elections as Prime Minister. But up until that point in time Sir I expect to remain fully and firmly in control. I believe I have the support of all my colleagues and so I do not anticipate any trouble on that score at all.”


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1 Response for “Barrow Prepares to Serve His Final Term As Prime Minister”

  1. youserious says:

    There will be no more health and strenght for you. God is bigger than you and your king (money).

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