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Kareem Musa proposes bill to allow Belizeans abroad to vote in ICJ referendum

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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018. 9:17 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, the People’s United Party (PUP) Area Representative for Caribbean Shores Constituency, Kareem Musa, made a historic move.

He submitted a bill to the clerk of the National Assembly which if passed would allow Belizeans living abroad to register and vote in the April 2019 ICJ referendum.

“No matter what part of the world they live in, Belizeans living abroad have the same love for our beautiful country as we at home do,” wrote Musa on his Facebook page.

He added, “I firmly believe that they should have a say, and I am willing to take a stand for it.”

With this year’s re-registration exercise, Belizeans who relocated abroad were removed from the voter’s list and will not be able to participate in the referendum as a result.

However, Musa believes that these Belizeans must also be included in the voters’ list as the country decides to settle Guatemala’s unfounded claim before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

 

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