BELIZE CITY, March 8 (Reuters) - Belize's centrist
government seemed set to serve a second term after local media
reported a narrow election win for the ruling party on Thursday.
If confirmed, the election victory would open the door to a
renegotiation of the tiny Central American country's $550
million overseas debt.
The United Democratic Party won 16 seats in the 31-seat
parliament to the opposition People's United Party's 14, Channel
5 television reported.
One seat was unaccounted for, according to the station's
The governing party's majority was reduced from the 19 seats
it enjoyed in its last term.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow said before the election his
first act, if re-elected, would be to renegotiate the terms of
Belize's so-called superbond, which makes up half the country's
debt and 40 percent of gross domestic product. SOURCE