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May 27, 2016

Patrick Faber Says His Victory is Certain

With less than seventy-two hours to go before over three hundred delegates of the United Democratic Party cast ballots to determine a new first deputy leader, campaigns on either side of the political race are in high gear.  Earlier today, we caught up with Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber and his self-assuredness has never been more evident.  Faber is certain of a victory on Sunday, having canvassed the country to meet with members of the U.D.P.   While he does not contemplate a loss, Faber says that in the event that the tides do turn against him during the special convention, he is still prepared to work closely with his cabinet colleague.


Patrick Faber, Area Representative, Collet Division

“Ready, ready, ready, you know.  I’ve done all that I can do.  I will continue working of course right up until that last ballot is put in the box on Sunday but I am very confident of a win and that is because I have done the groundwork that is necessary.  I have been in the homes of the delegates.  I have met with the groups; I have communicated my message as I vie for this position as first deputy leader of the party.  You know, I tell people that for me, while it is that the position of deputy prime minister may come, the people already know my record of working as a government minister, they know my work in that regard and I also have a serious passion for the organization of the party.  So my message for the delegates was simple when I met with them in groups and individually that I want to look out for the party and I am particularly interested in the position of deputy leader of the party.  So that in the next four years, four and a half years, I will move around this country, if given the chance to be its first deputy leader, the party’s deputy leader, to organize, to encourage, to motivate the workings of the party so that we can see a historic fourth term for our beloved party.”


Patrick Faber


“Now sir, everyone has to plan for all eventualities and one of those, one of the possible outcomes is that you may be defeated by John Saldivar.  If that happens, how do you move forward and will you rally behind him and the direction that needs to happen if that is the outcome?”


Patrick Faber

“Well, I would hasten to point out that it is highly unlikely that that would be the case, but in the minor chance that it does happen, yes, John Saldivar is a very good friend of mine.  I keep on saying to people that yes there are little tensions as is the case with all races, but he and I will continue to be friends if that small chance becomes a reality that he in fact wins on Sunday he will have my full support as the First Deputy Leader of the party.  You know, I’ll give him my full support and I will continue to work with him and all my colleagues that support him.  From my position there can be no other way.  Our goal is to, of course, win elections and after these conventions are over on Sunday we begin the process of pulling everything back together.”

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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