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Belmopan slate good to go! Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

On Sunday August 13th, the United Democratic Party successfully completed its convention to select a team in Belmopan to contest the upcoming municipal elections of March 7, 2018.

A total of 1067 persons cast their ballots and the results are as follows: Angel Pastrana received 786 votes; Jacklyn Burns received 769 votes; Jem Pascacio got 754 votes; Louise Willis got 747 votes; Isidoro ‘Richie’ Galvez got 734 votes; Paul Chun got 702 votes and Anna Banner-Guy received 512 votes.

At the end of the process Mayor Khalid Belisle congratulated the team that was selected and thanked all those who participated in the process, those who ran and those who voted. He said the move was now to start the campaign to secure another victory for Belmopan. For his part, Hon. John Saldivar also thanked those who supported the process and who voted for whom they saw fit would best represent the party. In the end he said that the UDP is now poised to defeat whoever is placed to oppose the successful slate.

The next UDP convention will take place in Corozal with two persons vying for the mayoral seat: Rafael Castillo and Richard Quan Jr. There will be 10 persons vying for positions as councillors: Benjamin Acosta, Carlos Acosta Sr., Guillermo Arana, Estevan Cruz, Julieta Marokin, Austin Pate, Nonita Ramirez, Rodolfo Riveroll, Tarah Shah and Melhem Williams.

That convention will take place on Sunday August 20 in Corozal Town.