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CABINET RESHUFFLE OR POLITICAL PAYBACK?

UNCLAS BELMOPAN 000097 DEPT FOR WHA/CEN – CHRISTOPHER ASHE E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PGOV PREL PINR BH SUBJECT: CABINET RESHUFFLE OR POLITICAL PAYBACK? ¶1. Summary: Less than one week after the incumbent United Democratic Party (UDP) won a landslide victory in municipal elections, the Prime Minister (PM) has reshuffled his cabinet. These changes involve the removal of one Minister — Marcel Cardona, changed portfolios for three more, and the restructuring of two Ministries. While the move is widely seen as political payback and has raised criticism from the ousted Cardona, the overwhelming UDP majority is not likely to suffer from […]