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Aug 14, 2019

Heredia Mum on his Leadership Pick

As we reported earlier this week, the United Democratic Party is hosting its National Leadership Convention on February ninth, 2020. It’s less than six months away and the two candidates the two front-runners, Patrick Faber and John Saldivar, have been visiting different parts of the country to rally support. Some of the persons they are also seeking support from are their colleagues in Cabinet. Some of those colleagues have gone on record to say who they’ll support but others are not as open. Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia, area rep of Belize Rural South, is one of those who are guarding picks for leadership.  Today he told the media that he thinks both candidates are strong.


Manuel Heredia Jr.

Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism

“I, personally, do not believe in conventions. I have to be very clear and I am thankful that the young guy who is challenging, my cousin, has withdrawn. For the interest of our party and all of us in the U.D.P., particularly Belize Rural South, if there is a formula to sit down together and iron out what is the way forward then that is the way it is supposed to be. If a convention is needed then let it be. I believe at the end of the day both are exceptional and intelligent and have a bright future. Let us see at the end of the day who is the one that is more liked.”

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