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Mar 5, 2015

Crunching the Numbers of Election 2015

As you know, the U.D.P. now controls eight municipalities and the P.U.P. retained only one. Earlier today, we looked at the previous single municipal election held in 2009 to compare results. In crunching the numbers, we found that the results of Wednesday’s election bear striking similarity to 2009; a year after the U.D.P. had won the general elections.  First, the countrywide turnout of voters in 2009 was fifty-seven point two percent. The figure for the 2015 municipal election is fifty-seven percent. There are also parallels in the specific breakdown in each area. For instance in Benque Viejo in 2009, the voter turnout was sixty-six point forty one percent; in 2015, the results are at sixty-six percent.  Likewise in Orange Walk, where in 2009, the voter turnout was sixty-six point eight six percent; in 2015 it is sixty-eight percent. In Punta Gorda, in 2009, the voter’s turnout was fifty-eight point fifty-nine percent and in 2015 it is sixty-two percent.   As can be seen, the pattern holds for 2009 and 2015. In 2009, the U.D.P. won all seats in all areas, except for Orange Walk, where it was split. Likewise in 2015, the U.D.P. won all seats, except for Orange Walk and the Council is split five-two.

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