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Apr 6, 2016

Vega Not Decided on Choice for New First Deputy Just Yet

In the wake of Vega’s abrupt retirement, a national party council meeting will be held on Saturday to determine the date of a special convention in the coming months to choose his successor.  Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber was first to throw his hat in the ring, followed shortly thereafter by Belmopan Area Rep John Saldivar.  While the race for Deputy Party Leader is officially on and countrywide campaigns are in full swing, the million dollar question is which of the two candidates has Gapi Vega’s support.


Isani Cayetano

“Now there are two candidates who have offered themselves to fill the void that you are leaving behind.  As the incumbent, as the current deputy party leader who are you supporting, either of Patrick Faber or John Saldivar?”


Gaspar Vega

Gaspar Vega, Deputy Party Leader, U.D.P.

“Is that a million dollar question?  As of now, I’m not ready to say who I am going after.  I think at the end of the day my vote will be for the person that I believe will be able to hold the party together.  To me that’s the most important thing and after I’m convinced of that then I’ll start looking at other capacities.”



“Is there any specific trait in the two candidates who have offered themselves who you’ve looked at, the different aspects of their personalities?”


Gaspar Vega

“I really haven’t given much thought to that, especially with my present situation that I have to be dealing with all of my different village councils, my leaders.  Have them come by I go visit them and be able to create some comfort to them that I’m not abandoning them.  So for now that’s my priority.”

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1 Response for “Vega Not Decided on Choice for New First Deputy Just Yet”

  1. TheTruthHurts says:

    THIS IS NOT A POPULARITY CONTEST! This should be decided by a vote, who’s the most mature and fit to serve the people.

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