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San Pedro Red Again! Elsa Paz Elected Mayor w/ UDP Town Council

One hundred and fifty-eight candidates contested the Belize Municipal Elections this Wednesday, March 1, 2006, with 77,000 voters registered to cast their ballots in the towns and cities around the country, and when the final counts were completed, the United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged victorious, winning a decisive landslide across Belize.

CelebrationFor the majority of Belizeans, it was their way of sending a clear message to the People’s United Party (PUP) Central Government- “Take Notice…a misguided government will not be tolerated in Belize.” For the Municipality of San Pedro, incumbent Mayor Elsa Paz was voted in for three more years, and so were her fellow Councilors, including the new UDP candidate, Mr. Pablo Ico.

A very disappointed PUP party conceded defeat in San Pedro during the early morning hours this Thursday, and if there was any consolation to be grasped from the resounding defeat countrywide, it was through the sentiment being voiced by folks in both parties:

“This was a victory against Central Government…the voting was against Musa, Fonseca, and the PUP administration…their bad governance and corruptive ways are catching up with them.”

The UDP victory in San Pedro and the rest of Belize this week was Prime Minister Said Musa’s first loss in 10 years as Leader of the People’s United Party. In addition to this, the PUP and UDP battle was seen as more than just a municipal battle; it was seen as a referendum on the viability of the present government and the opposition. Take Notice!

Click here for San Pedro Municipal Election Results:

Photo Caption:
Elsa Paz and her UDP supports celebrate victory.

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