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Sep 14, 2020

P.U.P. Leader Speaks on Indian Students Who Registered to Vote

Forming part of that list of newly registered applicants are the dozens of Indian students who registered last week at the Elections and Boundaries office for Belize Rural in Ladyville.  They were taken to register by U.D.P. operatives.  One U.D.P. operative was holding their passports as they waited in line.  The opposition’s candidate, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, is claiming that these students should not be allowed to register to vote because they have no permanent tie to Belize.  While the law allows any citizens of any commonwealth country who has been in Belize for no less than twelve months to register, Balderamos Garcia says that the applications of these students are being fast tracked for political gain. Leader of the Opposition John Briceño was asked about it.


John Briceño

John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“Well that is the law and that law has been there forever. I think in most instances a lot of people from the commonwealth that have been living in Belize have registered to vote. I think it just called the attention of the media and the people and so on because there is a school that has a lot of people, citizens from India that allows them to be able to register to vote. If this is something that Belizeans feel that they don’t like then it is just a matter of amending the law.”

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