As mentioned the third round of Village council elections took place this weekend with the PUP only winning two village. During his press conference with the media on Friday, Opposition Leader Honorable John Briceño commented on the ongoing elections considering that the UDP is dominating the results so far. Briceño said that while they are not surrendering to the United Democratic Party, he has seen great improvement in his party and expects the party to be ready for the next general elections.
Honorable John Briceno – Party Leader People’s United Party
“I don’t have that number because a lot of this is in flux and sometimes on a Sunday people would appear and get nominated what we’ve have said is that at least that is my position that it is unfortunate that village councils have been political they should have never been political but it is what it is and we have to try to do what we have to do so we leave that to the local executives to decide what are the villages that they want to go in and want to contest or who it is that they want to support and based on that that is when we get into give them some help but what I can tell you is that when we compare how we are doing now to what we were doing three years ago we are doing better and we are winning more but even where were are losing we are seeing that the margins are being narrowed they are closing that margin which is a good sign because let just take into consideration that we just had a UDP government elected last year November and we are now just six months after that election so we now villagers tend to vote so we are heartened by what we are seeing that is a good sign for us for the projection that we want to get ready to win the next general election.”
There are two more rounds of village council elections remaining.
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