Friday, November 6th, 2015. Chrisbert Garcia Reporting: With General Election polls closing at 6:00 on Wednesday evening, by midnight most official results were announced and showed a large margin of victory for the first government to win three consecutive terms in Belizean history, the United Democratic Party (UDP).
One constituency though, had trouble figuring out who was the actual winner, having had to recount yesterday afternoon and ultimately finding that the initial winner had lost by a meager 8 votes.
That constituency was Stann Creek West where UDP candidate Walter Garbutt was first announced as the winner but after a recount at 1:00 yesterday afternoon, it became official that People’s United Party (PUP) candidate, Rodwell Ferguson Sr. had won that seat with 49.44% of the votes (3300), while Garbutt received 49.32% of the votes (3292).
Ferguson had requested the recount after he lost by a small amount of votes and it payed off for him late yesterday afternoon when he was named area representative of Stann Creek West. That victory moved the tally up to 12 seats for the PUP and 19 seats for the UDP.
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