And in sticking with the upcoming municipals the Prime Minister told the media yesterday that while he had a resounding victory in November the PUP is not taking the voters’ support for granted.
Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize: “You never take any elections for granted and never take any elections as an easy election because you can never predict what the electorate is going to do. You need to respect them and you need to ensure that you put in good candidates that will be able to represent the people in the different municipalities well and admirably and do the work for them and that’s what we’ve been doing. We’ve been going through a process in ensuring that we could find good candidates and that’s what we’ve been doing.”
In the Prime Minister’s backyard there was some disturbance in the Orange Walk slate when it was decided that current PUP town councilor Haresh Vaswani would not be welcomed to run in the upcoming elections. Briceno spoke on the issue saying that despite the decision he believes that Vaswani will still support the PUP.
Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize: “Haresh is a PUP and Haresh is going to continue to work for the PUP.
Reporter: But he says his people won’t come out.
Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize: “No, his people are going to come out and they’re going to vote for the PUP Town Council because the PUP Town Council in Orange Walk has worked well, it’s been a successful one, one of the most successful councils in the entire country and people want to continue to see that kind of work being done in Orange Walk Town.”