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No date set for UDP leadership change Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

UDP Party leader, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow has on multiple occasions expressed that he will no longer seek political office and will only serve out this term of office. However, as he does so he has also said that he will allow enough time for his successor to implement his/her plans before the next General Elections. On Thursday March 8, he hosted a press conference to congratulate the winning UDP teams in the recent municipal elections and he reiterated as much.

Speaking to the gathering which included newly elected mayors and party faithful PM Barrow said that this last election charged him up. “I personally genuinely found myself charged up by the outpouring of enthusiasm and energy in Punta Gorgda, Benque, Dangriga and Belmopan.”

While he noted that the outcome was not as he had expected, PM Barrow noted that the UDP has won 2/3rds of the municipalities. He added that maybe the expectations for the UDP has been set so high that maybe the time has come that we set our sights a little bit lower.

As for a date for his departure the Party Leader stated that he will continue to give his all to the party until, “together with the party a determination with the party can be made as to the time for me to leave.” He added that, “this is my last election.” Even so he stated that, “I will not stay until so close to the general election that my successor will not have a comfortable space to work his or her own formula or recipe.” He concluded by saying that the party will collectively agree as to what month or what year he will leave. “Until that time I have been given a new lease on life by the outpouring of support.” He stated.