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Nov 5, 2015

Rodwell Ferguson is Stann Creek West Area Representative

At news time, a recount is ongoing in Stann Creek West. As the U.D.P. was being swept in office for a third term on Wednesday night, Walter Garbutt prematurely declared he had won and celebrated that purported victory with supporters. But as we said, it was premature because the voting had not yet concluded and the results of two boxes were not included in the tally. Those votes put Ferguson ahead by eight votes. As it stands right now, Ferguson is ahead, but the situation is unclear because while some rejected votes have been accepted, new ones have been accepted. It’s all heading to court in an election petition, according to the reports from attorneys on the ground. So to wrap it up, the U.D.P. has nineteen votes, the P.U.P. eleven with one seat pending. If Ferguson is declared the winner, it does not change the seat of power in Belmopan, but it means a whole lot for him.

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