Benque selects its UDP team for municipals Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

On Sunday November 26th the United Democratic Party, held its final contested municipal elections convention in Benque Viejo del Carmen. There were a total of 15 candidates who contested for 6 positions in the slate. The mayoral candidate had already been endorsed.He is Gerardo Maroni Sosa. He is a three term former mayor of Benque and is eminently qualified for the position and as such had no one contesting him for the position.

The councilor candidates who were successful were Dora Leticia Victorin who received 571 votes, Alvaro Enrique Gongora who got 534 votes; Noemi Perez 451; Marcos Moises Kotch 416; Jose Antonio Guerra 409; and Miguel Angel Thompson 368. Other candidates who contested were Errol Joseph Coleman, Manuel Luis Contreras, Simon Wolsey Gongora, Maritza Rosarito Manzanero, Melvin Jeovany Manzanero, David Mauricio Paredes, Charles Anthony Ponce, Angel Benedicto Rodriguez and Sucenita Rogila Villalta.

At the conclusion of the elections, UDP Party Chairman, Alberto August swore-in all the candidates but not before commenting that this was one of the largest conventions that the UDP has seen in Benque. He also pointed out that it was also the most cordial of all the conventions which were held this year.

A total of 1,034 persons cast their votes in this last convention. The UDP has all 9 slates ready for the March 7th Municipal Elections. The final endorsement will see the San Pedro officially sworn in on Saturday November 2 on the Island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.