The United Democratic Party (UDP) this week records another set of overwhelming victories at the polls in the sixth and final week of village council elections 2013.
On Sunday, June 16, 2013, elections were held in 18 villages in Orange Walk, Cayo and the Belize districts. The UDP was victorious in 17 of the 18 villages will full slates in 15 of them and majority of five and six in the remaining three villages. The remaining village, Ontario in the Cayo South constituency, elected an independent slate.
After six weeks of village council elections in 189 villages, UDP Chairpersons were elected in 130 villages while 50 and 9 went to the opposition and independent candidates respectively. The UDP captured an impressive 937 or over 71% of the total 1,317 seats countrywide.
The UDP expresses heartfelt thank you to rural voters countrywide for the clear expression of confidence in the leadership of the United Democratic Party. We thank everyone who came out each week and labored to secure repeated victories over the past six weeks.
The UDP especially appreciates the peaceful manner in which the elections were conducted and for this we thank everyone who participated in the process.