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Jan 8, 2020

John Briceño Closely Monitoring Redistricting Court Case

John Briceño

With general elections expected to be called at any time, Opposition Leader John Briceño is carefully monitoring a constitutional challenge bought before the Supreme Court by the Belize Peace Movement. The legal challenges focused on the need for a redistricting exercise. The matter is currently before the Chief Justice and Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte has stated on record that the government has no plan to carry out the countrywide exercise before the next general elections. Briceño says that not enough time would be afforded for a proper redistricting before the next general elections. 
John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“Our concern is that this is something that should have been done some time ago and to be able to do a redistricting right here two months, three months, six months before an elections I think it is a bit concerning. It worries us as to if we will have enough time to do a proper re-districting. That is our major concern. I will be meeting with our deputy leaders as well as our legal advisors I think if not this week certainly by Monday for us to take an official position on this matter.”

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