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Jan 31, 2011

P.U.P.’s Gregorio ‘Papas’ Garcia becomes Corozal Bay standard bearer

So far the news has been about the uproar over uncontested conventions in the People’s United Party. But on Sunday in Corozal Bay, the field was crowded by four aspirants to that constituency. It didn’t quite add up to the numbers of the U.D.P. convention, but still over one thousand seven hundred voters cast their ballots in the convention. In the end Gregorio ‘Papas’ Garcia became the new standard bearer for the People’s United Party. He received a total of six hundred and eighty-one votes, beating Freddy Ewing, Anwar Sharaf and Nayo Folgarith.  Following his victory Garcia was sworn in to applause from his supporters.

Gregorio Garcia, PUP Standard Bearer, Corozal Bay

Gregorio Garcia

“I Gregorio Garcia do solemnly swear that I pledge to work for the achievement of the aims and objectives of the peaceful, constructive Belizean revolution.  To work for the peaceful policies and programs of the People’s United Party.  To abide by the constitution, discipline and decisions of the People’s United Party.  To vote and encourage other people to vote for all candidates from the People’s United Party in all elections.  Not to be a member or supporter of any other party, organization which principles, policies and programs are contrary to or inconsistent with those of the People’s United Party, so help me God.”

Henry Charles Usher

“PUP!! All the way!! Gregorio Papas Garcia is the standard bearer for the People’s United Party.”

Corozal Bay has a total of five thousand, five hundred and sixty-three registered voters. Garcia will go up against the incumbent, Minister Pablo Marin, in the 2013 General Elections.

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