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#514138 - 06/02/16 06:20 AM Village Council Elections to Begin June 5
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Over the next five weeks, one hundred and ninety villages from around the country will be holding village council elections in all six districts. With the next general election not due until the year 2020, the Barrow administration remains in control and with that very few villages will be contested by the main opposition.

Love News understands that the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceno is making his rounds around the country meeting with interested slates for the upcoming elections and while he is backing a few, it wonít be much of a contested event in the rural areas.

The first set of elections is slated for Sunday, June 5 and those will take place in seven villages in the Corozal District, namely, Calcutta, Ranchito, San Joaquin, Carolina, San Pedro, Cristo Rey and Yo Chen. In the Orange Walk District, village council elections will take place in San Lazaro, Trinidad, Tower Hill, San Antonio and Santa Cruz. For the Belize District, elections are slated for the villages of Maskall, Bomba, Boston, Corozalito, Lucky Strike, Rockstone Pond, Santana, St Annís and Gales Point. In the Cayo District, the villages are Valley of Peace, Unitedville, Blackman Eddy, Cristo Rey. For the Stann Creek District, the villages are Independence, Placencia, Santa Cruz, Maya Centre and Sittee River. Meanwhile, the Toledo District will see village council elections taking place for Big Falls, Boom Creek, Cattle Landing, Elridgeville, Forest Home, Santa Ana, Aguacate, Blue Creek, Mabil Ha, Mafredi, San Benito Poite, Santa Teresa and Jordan.

In village council elections, the Chairman or Alcalde is the head while six persons are elected to serve.


#514238 - 06/07/16 05:06 AM Re: Village Council Elections to Begin June 5 [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Round One Of Village Council Elections Takes Place

Over the weekend, Village Council Elections were held in forty three villages from across the country with a total of three hundred one vacant seats. Of these available seats, there were forty three posts for chairpersons and two hundred fifty eight seats for councillors. Here in the Orange Walk District, elections were held in five villages namely, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, Tower Hill, Trinidad and San Lazaro.

In the villages of Trinidad, Tower Hill and San Antonio, the United Democratic Party won all seats while in the village of San Lazaro, a split council was elected in which the Peopleís United Party won the post of chairperson along with two posts for councillors while the UDP won the remaining four seats. In the village of Santa Cruz, the UDP acquired majority of the seats while the PUP managed to attain only one.

As for the Corozal District unconfirmed reports are the PUP won full councils in San Joaquin and Ranchito, both considered party strongholds, and split the council in their favour in Calcutta.

The Village Council Elections is scheduled to continue on Sunday June 12th with a total of forty villages countrywide.



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