It has been one week after the election results have come out and the dust has been settling as the Government has been carrying on with its works and the opposition party has been discussing their restructuring and upcoming national convention. This week we have been getting feedback from the Belize Progressive Party and the People’s United Party as to the results of the elections. Tonight, however, we ask Honorable Edmond Castro what his take on the election was and how difficult it was for him to keep his seat in the Belize Rural North division.
“If you notice we won all villages in the Belize Rural North constituency. We have six polling stations and out of the six polling stations, clearly the winner in all six polling stations in Maskall, Lucky Strike, Crooked Tree, the polling station in Sandhill, Burrell Boom and the one in Double Head polling stations, we won all the polling stations in the constituency, so it’s been hard work yes. From 2003 I have been out there representing those people and so people will give you back the same that you give them. We return back for a third consecutive time representing the beautiful people of Belize Rural North.”
As for his future in politics, we asked Castro if he will be running a fourth time for the UDP.
“Well I think I still feel young so if I decide to go again, I know I will win; then we can decide that but for now I am the Area Representative for this term leading up to 2020 and then somewhere along the line, in between there, I will decide if we will go there for another one but I am enjoying this one and we will see what happens for the next one. It is too early to tell.”
It has been announced that Prime Minister Dean Barrow will not be seeking re-election in his Queen Square division come 2020. Also looking to bow out of the political arena are Michael Finnegan and Anthony Boots Martinez.