Hi David1960c, The PUP won the general elections this year, it was actually the first time since 1981 that the same party won the elections two times in a row. However, PUP lost in the district to which AC belongs and will be under UDP rule. So your question about change is actually only related to AC, rather than the country as a whole. Also, this was the first time that the local and natinal elections were held on the same day. It is generally considered a good idea not to voice a political opinion if you live in Belize, but are not Belizian. From what I can tell, and this is just an opinion, the PUP (blue) seems to have a somewhat stronger base in the Mestizo population, while the UDP (red) seems to have more supporters among the Creole, Garifuna...I went to rallies for both parties and although there are some differences in the parties platforms, generally speaking the difference is not great. UDP's major issue in this year's election was corruption, while the PUP of course stressed the importance of continued rule by the party in power.
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