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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019. 1:09 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: On the request of the Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, acting pursuant to Section 4 of the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Act, (Act No. 6 of 2019), the Governor-General of Belize issued a Writ of Referendum for the holding of a referendum on May 8, 2019.

The national referendum will be held  to submit to electors the question, “Do you agree that any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land and insular territories and to any maritime areas pertaining to these territories should be submitted to the International Court of Justice for final settlement and that it determine finally the boundaries of the respective territories and areas of the Parties?”

The referendum will determine whether or not Belizeans agree to take Guatemala’s claim on Belize’s territory to the ICJ for final settlement.

 

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