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John Briceno is new PUP Leader

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

John Briceno is the new Leader of the People’s United (PUP).

Briceno, who spoke to the media only minutes ago, said it is time to unite the party in order to win elections. He said he will reach out individually to Francis Fonseca and Cordel Hyde to mend fences and to take the party forward.

He added that it is time they all put their differences aside and to start to unify the PUP. If there needs to be a National Party Council meeting to weed out those whose intention is not to work in unity, he said, there will be that assembly.

Meanwhile, Rodwell Ferguson was also elected as Deputy Party Leader, representing the party’s Southern Caucus.

As well, Henry Usher was returned as the Chairman and Anthony Mahler is the new Communications Director.

Counting ended shortly after 9:00 p.m. at the Belmopan Comprehensive College with the results for Deputy Party Leader, representing the Northern Caucus. Abelardo Mai took that position. Outgoing Communications Director, Myrtle Palacio gave the results.

The Reporter will have the full details of the PUP’s National Convention in Thursday’s printed edition.

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