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Faber wins UDP deputy leadership comfortably over Saldivar

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

Patrick Faber, the Minister of Education has won the deputy leadership of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) comfortably over John Saldivar, the Minister of National Security and only other contender in the race.

Faber won by 88 votes with a final tally of 336 to 248 with one spoilt ballot. Some 585 delegates voted during a party convention at the IT-Vet building on Freetown Road in Belize City. Voting started at 9:00 a.m., and ended at 2:30 p.m., Sunday.

Faber held a dinner and reception for his supporters at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel on Saturday night to thank his supporters.

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