Monday, November 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A son of San Ignacio, Michel Chebat, is planning to run for the People’s United Party (PUP) in the Cayo North division.
A convention is due to be held shortly to choose a candidate who will replace incumbent area representative Joseph Mahmud who has announced that he will not seek re-election at the next General Elections.
Attorney Michel Chebat is stepping into the political ring and in his first interview as a politician today at the Supreme Court he seemed to be quite comfortable in the role.
Chebat told reporters that renewed focus on creating jobs in tourism and agriculture in an area known as the breadbasket of the nation is priority, but so too is creating real change for Belizeans who are tired of the same ideas.
Chebat says he wants to get rid of the feeling that all politics is nasty and divisive and work with all for a better society.
Chebat currently has no opponents but that can change and he indicated he is prepared to face a contested convention.
He claimed the support of two current divisional standard bearers in the West who he declined to name
Chebat has been an attorney for 17 years and recently attained the rank of Senior Counsel.
The UDP candidate for Cayo North is Senator Omar Figueroa.
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