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Political parties prepare for last round of village council elections

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019. 11:07 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Opposition, People’s United Party (PUP) are preparing for the last round of village council elections this weekend.

5 villages in the Cayo District will hold elections: Bullet Tree, Santa Familia, Ontario, Georgeville and 7Miles/ El Progresso.

The Cayo District is well known for its fiery and passionate elections. This weekend it is expected to be no exception as all eyes are on Michel Chebat and Omar Figueroa as they fight for the Bullet Tree Village Council.

Heightened tensions are also expected in Georgeville Village where Rene Montero and Alex Balona are going all out in supporting their respective slates.

The tensions and exchanges between the UDP and PUP last week even brought charges against Cayo Central PUP Standard-bearer, Alex Balona for spitting on Robert Montero, the son of UDP’s Cayo Central Area representative, Rene Montero.

The PUP has claimed victory in the overall village council elections leading with 95 villages to the UDP’s 72 villages.

Notably, the Independent parties won 18 villages.

Overall seats in the village council elections as of June 14, 2019, were PUP 674, UDP 488 and Independent 124.


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