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Jan 9, 2019

Prime Minister Hopeful for a ‘Yes’ Vote

Dean Barrow

A recent poll commissioned by the government revealed that the number of persons who are against taking Guatemala’s claim to the I.C.J. for final resolution has increased by twelve percent when compared to an earlier poll in August 2018. The poll also found that the ‘NO’ vote was prominent in the south and that the highest proportion of ‘NO’ vote was among persons sixty-five and older. More women are saying ‘NO’ than men.  It is the hope of the government that the consorted effort of all five former Foreign Affairs Ministers would influence the way Belizeans would vote on April tenth, 2019. Prime Minister Dean Barrow believes that with three more months to go, it’s too soon to say how Belizeans would vote.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“I don’t know that you can properly conclude that the current sentiment is distinctly no. You spoke about a poll; we’re still some ways away from April tenth. And in fact the history of polling will show that there are lightening changes that in politics a week is an eternity. I think is something that you ought to bare well in mind. So I do not agree with you, I do not agree on your premise that as things now stand undoubtedly they would be a ‘no’ vote.”

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