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Aug 12, 2019

U.D.P. Sets Date for National Party Leadership Convention

The United Democratic Party has set a date for its National Leadership Convention. That date is Sunday, February ninth, 2020, five months from now.  The date was announced during the party’s National Party Council meeting which was held this past Saturday.  The convention will take place at the Belize Civic Center where Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Party Leader Patrick Faber will face off against Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar. The decision to choose the next U.D.P. Leader will fall on five hundred and sixty delegates.  Four hundred and ninety-six delegates are chosen from all thirty-one constituencies.  All U.D.P. municipal members make forty-one votes, while members of the party’s central executive account for twenty-three votes. Saldivar and Patrick are the only two confirmed candidates.  Faber is currently the Minister of Education while Saldivar is the Minister of National Security. Whoever emerges as victor will take the reins from three-time sitting Prime Minister Dean Barrow as leader of the U.D.P.

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