Juan Coy is Toledo West Standard Bearer Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

The United Democratic Party conducted the largest convention so far as it is going about the process of selecting Standard Bearers for various constituencies across the country. On Sunday February 2nd, Juan Coy was elected as the Standard Bearer for the Toledo West constituency. With a total of 2,416 ballots cast, this was the largest convention yet.

The polling was an energetic one that saw a constant stream of voters coming to San Antonio Village from all over the division to cast their vote at the Luis Rey School. Despite intermittent showers, the voters were undeterred and followed through to cast their votes. Polling started at 10 in the morning and ended at 5 in the evening.

At the end of polling, Juan Coy had secured 1,498 votes securing a victory in that division over Macario Coy who received 762 votes and Luis Cucul who received 132 votes and Jose Antonio Braddick who received 16 votes. There were 10 rejected ballots.

At the conclusion of the election,  Juan Coy was sworn in after which Macario Coy addressed the hundreds of supporters who had waited for the counting to end at after 6 in the evening. In speaking to the supporters, Macario Coy explained that he was thankful for the support he received and pledged to work in the constituency to return it to the UDP. For his part Juan Coy said it was time to unite and work together for betterment of the division.

The next convention to take place will be in Orange Walk Central where Denny Grijalva will be endorsed as the Standard Bearer on Saturday February 15th. Then  on Sunday February 16th it will be Cayo South where Ralph Huang, Michael Hulse and Ernest Patnett will go up for that seat.