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    Friday, 07 September 2018 02:44
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The United Democratic Party will go down in the Belize history books as the first political party to win three consecutive terms in office since Independence. The party has won a majority of the seats in the House of Representatives by a margin of 19 to 12. And while that result may seem comfortable, the race was closer than that. In fact, a difference only of 58 votes in Belize Rural central, 76 votes in Port Loyola and 78 votes in Pickstock gave the UDP the majority it needed to form the government. This morning, the UDP held a press conference and the Prime Minister elect gave his impressions of the election outcome, despite all odds with the Media …..


Here's how that went:


Screen_Shot_2015-11-05_at_7.32.49_PMHonorable Dean  Barrow – Prime Minister of Belize


“I want to begin by sincerely thanking the People of Belize for reelecting the United Democratic Party.  We were against tremendous odds in terms of the relentless public relations campaign against us, the relentless media campaign against us and I don’t say this I say this in sorrow not in anger and no doubt that is as it should be but I am very glad that we proved can’t say all of you but certainly the vast majority of you in the media so spectacularly wrong. We are positive that we have both the financial and the mental wear it all to overcome the challenges and to record yet another successful term for the United Democratic Party government.  We are ready to give our all one more time and we are strengthened now I think by this infusion of new blood, I say finally to the people of Belize, we are static at your vote of confidence, we are also of course very mindful of the tremendous responsibility that comes with that, we know that the burden of expectations will perhaps be even more crushing this time but we assure you that we will do our absolute best do deliver comprehensively and to serve all the people of this country.”


And while several of his Ministers have come under fire for several reasons under the UDP’s incumbency, will there be a change in their portfolios?


Honorable Dean  Barrow – Prime Minister of Belize


“The assault was perhaps the most relentless in the case of Sedi Elrington and I am in particularly glad that he prevailed.”


Reporter


“I there a situation that we might see changes and specifically might those changes involve two of the most publicized and criticized ministries or ministers; the minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Health.”


Honorable Dean  Barrow – Prime Minister of Belize


“They both won their seats…didn’t they?”


Reporter


“Politics isn’t everything.”


Honorable Dean  Barrow – Prime Minister of Belize


“Is the only thing when choosing the Cabinet.”

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