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Oct 5, 2020

Is John Briceño Prepared to Lead the Country?

John Briceño

After a three consecutive terms in at the helm of power, the U.D.P. is fighting an uphill battle to return to Belmopan for a fourth term.  Is John Briceño prepared to lead the country? Briceño says that he is confident on the work that his thirty candidates have been doing leading up to the elections. Briceño says that the People’s United Party is stronger than ever and confident that the voting population will chose the party as the only alternative to the U.D.P.


Hipolito Novelo

“As a politician and the leader of the Opposition you have to exert that confidence that you will win the general elections and a lot of anticipate that you will win. You seem very sure, too sure that you will. How would you answer the criticism that the People’s United Party might very well  be victorious on November eleventh not because they want you to be the Prime Minister but because they don’t want Patrick Faber to be the prime minister?”


John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“I am sure that is some U.D.P. is saying. First of all, I don’t think we are too sure that we are going to win. We have to wait and accept the will of the people. We have been doing everything possible to convince the people that we are the best alternative that we have in the country right now.  At the end of the day I think that I have made the case that I am ready to lead this country along with the P.U.P. team that will be putting our names in this coming elections.”


Hipolito Novelo

“What if I tell you there are members of your team that would have rather see another leader beside yourself lead the P.U.P. into this general elections. I am saying that the criticism of you as leader is that you are not a great speaker as oppose to Mister Barrow. You seem to lack that expression of confidence that a leader would want to exert, you don’t inspire people to vote for you?”


John Briceño

“Well let’s put it this way, there is a difference between arrogance and confidence. I think Mister Barrow was verging on arrogance than confidence. I am confident on what I can do. I am confident on the work I can do. I am confidence on what I stand for and I am confidence that I will be able to do a better than the other people. As to speaking, I think we all have a different style. He has his style; he used a lot of big words. I speak to the people. I speak a language that people can understand and know where I coming from as oppose to try to open the dictionary and memorize a few big words and try to use it in a speech. When I speak I want people t understand what I am talking about. I want people to feel what I am about. And within my party, we are gully united. Everybody is behind me. Starting out like everything you have different groups  that probably would probably prefer to have somebody else but with my hard and constant reaching out, constant dedication I have convince that I am the right person to lead the People’s United Party it victory on November eleventh. So there is absolute nobody within in the party that they would have any kind of question whether they want to follow me as leader unlike what we see in the U.D.P. where despite the fact that Patrick has been elected as leader there is a huge fraction in the U.D.P. that do not necessarily want to follow him as their leader.”

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