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UDP’s Jacklyn Burns concedes defeat in Belmopan, congratulates the PUP team

Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 10:35 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The UDP has conceded that they have lost the reigns of city hall in Belmopan. Mayoral candidate for the UDP, Jacklyn Burns took to social media a short while ago to concede defeat.

The new Mayor for Belmopan will be long time educator, community activist and businesswoman Sheron ‘Sharon’ Palacio. Palacio will be assisted by a team that includes 3 women, namely Pauline Tillet, Guadalupe Chicas and Nikki Augustine, and 3 men, Darren Swasey, Hope Amadi and Sani Cal.

In her Facebook post, Burns congratulated the PUP team on their victory, thanked her teammates for trusting her leadership and expressed her gratitude to all who came out to participate in the elections.

After 15 years of being under UDP rule, Belmopan residents returned a full blue slate to the City Council.

The new Mayor designate, Sheron ‘Sharon’ Palacio had served as a councilor under former PUP Mayor Anthony Chanona.


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