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Oct 5, 2020

P.U.P. Ready for Elections on November 11th

John Briceño

PM Barrow is now retiring and cannot seek a fourth term; Patrick Faber will be appointed as the U.D.P. Leader later this week, but will not automatically take up the post as Prime Minister for the rest of the term of government.  Leader of the Opposition John Briceño has been calling on PM Barrow to call elections and now that the PM has, Briceño says it is anti-climatic because while the PM believes that he held the date of elections close to his heart, political calculations placed the date on November eleventh. Briceño says the P.U.P. is ready to take on the reins of the government.

 

John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“Well first of all, I think this was the worse kept secret in the entire country of Belize because everybody was talking about the eleventh of November and now that the announcement has been made it is almost anticlimactic that the Prime  Minister further made the announcement. But before I get into tht let me just say quickly that I wish the Prime Minister well. He is retiring and I wish him well and his family. As to whether we are ready, we have been ready for a long time. We have been doing a lot of work over the past five years under my leadership and we are organizing the party, uniting the party, putting in the ground work because a lot of what you see today is a lot of groundwork that we have been doing, visiting the communities, villages, the towns the cites for us to be able to be in a position where would be ready to take on the reins of government.”


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