Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2023. 4:26 pm CST.
By Breaking Belize News Staff: Today, the United Democratic Party (UDP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
In 1973 political opposition in Belize was weak and the ruling People’s United Party (PUP) had never lost a legislative election since its foundation. The main opposition parties, the National Independence Party and the People’s Development Movement met together with a new Liberal Party to consider forming an alliance to fight the PUP. The resulting merger formed the United Democratic Party on 27 September 1973. Controversially, a significant portion of the United Black Association for Development also voted to join the UDP upon foundation.
Since being found the party has won 5 general elections, first in 1984 and again in 1993 under Manuel Esquivel; and three terms from 2008 to 2015 under Dean Barrow.
Since losing the last general election to the People’s United Party in 2020, the UDP has been led by Patrick Faber and after some internal struggle, the party is currently led by Shyne Barrow.
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