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Nov 8, 2019

Get Your Popcorn and Enjoy the Show, says Opposition Leader

The ruling United Democratic Party is gearing up to select its new leader and the process is causing a major rift within the party. Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar is going up against the Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber. Faber launched his campaign in September with support from members of the party’s central executive and others. Saldivar, however, had a massive showing on Sunday which saw the support of many of his colleagues including Michael Finnegan, the former campaign manager of Faber, and Gaspar Vega from Orange Walk North. There is already a noticeable rift between Faber and Saldivar through comments made at public events and social media. Whoever emerges as leader, will go against the P.U.P.’s John Briceño who had a piece of advice for Belizeans watching the U.D.P. political spar.

 

John Briceño

John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“The only advice I would give to all Belizeans you know is buy your popcorn and enjoy the show because some of it is going to be nasty, some of it is going to be funny but at the end of the day whosoever the U.D.P. decides that they want to lead them to the next election, for us it does not matter. We believe that the people have decided already on his government that they are corrupt and incompetent.  One of their very own said that they are corrupt.  So it is not an issue of me saying that. People want something different. People want hope. People want competence. Belizeans want people with a vision with how we are going to make lives better for Belizeans and I think that the People’s United Party represents that. So I am going to buy my popcorn. I am going to enjoy the show and whosoever they decide that they ant to put as leader it is irrelevant to us.”


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