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Mar 6, 2015

How Did Candidates Fair Off at the Polls?

Tonight we look at the margins of victory in Wednesday’s municipal elections and we can say that the results show that the U.D.P. has gained significant ground with historic margins over the Opposition, P.U.P.  We start in Belize City, where the results show that the U.D.P. strengthened its support and had one of the largest wins. The mayor, Darrell Bradley, polled nearly twice as much as the P.U.P. candidate, Yolanda Schakron. Now, as it relates to the difference between the U.D.P. and P.U.P., the same trend applies.  Mayor Darrell Bradley obtained five thousand and ninety four more votes than Schakron. The councilor votes were in the range of eleven thousand plus for the U.D.P.; while the P.U.P. votes were in the range of seven thousand plus. Thus the large gap was predominant in Belize City in favor of the U.D.P.’s.  In Belmopan, the margin of victory for the U.D.P. was also massive with Khalid Belisle obtaining three thousand one hundred and ninety-votes, while Jose Chacon obtained one thousand six hundred and ninety-seven. That’s a difference of one thousand four hundred and ninety-six votes in favor of the U.D.P.

In San Ignacio/Santa Elena, the gap was also very large.  For instance, the U.D.P. mayoral candidate received four thousand four hundred and forty three votes while the P.U.P. mayoral candidate received two thousand five hundred and thirty-two votes. This is a difference of a whopping one thousand nine hundred and eleven votes.  The margins between the councilors followed suit.

In Corozal, however, the gap was smaller; in fact, the winning mayoral candidate for the U.D.P. obtained three hundred more votes than the P.U.P.  Mayor Hilberto Campos received two thousand seven hundred and seventy-six votes while David Vega received two thousand two hundred and seventy-six votes.   The margins were also small between the councilor candidates; the difference was in the range of two hundred votes.

Turning to Orange Walk, the numbers show that the battle was tough and the margins were small. This was the only area won by the P.U.P. and it was split. Sixty-four votes separated the two mayoral candidates and between the councilor candidates, the gap was even smaller. For instance, Rosel Arana received forty more than Shantel Casimiro.

Click Here for a look at the margins in the other municipalities.

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2 Responses for “How Did Candidates Fair Off at the Polls?”

  1. sickntired says:

    Nobody inna them right mind gwen vote opposite to national govt so far from national elections – them no want to suffer. Furthermore, overall turn-out was very low. Now mek we see true progress inna each city and town. Nobody got excuse except OW. If udp no deliver now they will pay the price come 2017. You think them could stop tief fi di next few years and develop the country in hopes of winning? If udp got good sense they will make sure more than 50% of the people stay happy through to next national elections.

  2. Belizean Pride says:

    I neva voted cause really I’m tired of UDP/PUP candidates that most of the time thief from we Belizeans, the marginalized ones. I for once tried to get a house lot, four times and my papers get lost according to them in charge here in Cayo central area. Since I ain’t no political fanatic that’s the way I’m treated. But as a born Belizean I have the right to get one, my ancestor are pure Belizeans but these days if you don’t go around kissing their political @$$ they ignore you but visit you before election, shake your hand, hug you and then forget you.

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