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Party Leader of the Belize Unity Alliance (BUA), Robert “Bobby” Lopez, will contest the upcoming March 7th general election in the Belize Rural South (BRS) Constituency. The official announcement was made on Monday night, February 6th, while he was on the local Reef TV show in San Pedro Town. Lopez, who is a member of the Vision Inspired by the People party, is contesting the general election under BUA which is the umbrella alliance for the VIP, the People’s National Party and most independent candidates for municipal and general elections 2012. Lopez is the 10th person that will contest the general election under the BUA for 2012.

Lopez is the fourth candidate bidding for the BRS constituency and will face the United Democratic Party’s incumbent Manuel Heredia Jr., one term Area Representative (1998-2003) People’s United Party’s Ana Patricia Arceo and the PNP’s William “Mike” Campbell. It’s a brave undertaking for Lopez who, while no stranger on the national scene, has less than 30 days to reach out to the BRS constituency that has over 6,000 registered voters.

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