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Who will be the next UDP and when will general elections be held?

While the Government is looking to restore the sale of goods and services around the country, there are pending national issues that still need to be addressed.  These include the imminent general elections and the election of new UDP leader to succeed Dean Barrow. 

While the Government is looking to restore the sale of goods and services around the country, there are pending national issues that still need to be addressed.  These include the imminent general elections and the election of new UDP leader to succeed Dean Barrow.  Love News asked Prime Minister Barrow to provide us with an update on these two pending events.

Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize:I have not had any time to even give any consideration to that. This is a crisis of the moment and it is an all consuming crisis. Clearly at the back of my mind I must however non overtly recognize that a point will come when we will have to in the United Democratic Party look at a convention date. In terms of the general elections again it is my expectation not just my hope that we will be sufficiently far advanced by the time the sort of last possible date for holding the general elections if you count back from the date of the last general elections by the time that new date comes I expect that we will be in a position where the country will be able to hold the general elections but again we don’t know. I repeat that the experts keep telling us prepare for the possibility of a second wave contemplate as well the chance that there could be a third wave so I can’t put it any higher than that. I expect we will be ready if it turns out that we’re not then we deal with that situation at that time.”

The general elections are due November 2020 but can be legally extended to February 2021.