Belize PM changes his mind about stepping down

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who had indicated his intention to step down from office before the end of his current five year term, has now decided to stay on, at least, until 2020.

According to an official statement, the matter was discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday with the “current trajectory” of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) “heading towards the 2020 general elections.”

In May this year, Prime Minister Barrow said the UDP had agreed to a timetable for the leadership succession

“We are going to start with constituency conventions in November.  Again, we want to give the re-registration process a chance to kick in and we should be finished with those conventions by end of January [or] early February next year,” he said then.

“I should…

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