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Sep 17, 2020

B.P.P. Says Re-Districting Case Will Not Hold Them Back from General Elections

Earlier you heard the announcement that Wil Maheia of the B.P.P. is coming to contest the Fort George Division. With elections to be held in November, the Belize Progressive Party called a press conference to also reconnect with the public and provide an update on what’s going on with the party as they head into the general elections which is roughly two months away. Party Leader of the B.P.P., Patrick Rogers told the press that while their members from the Belize Peace Movement took the re-districting matter to the Supreme Court and could delay the elections, they are pressing full steam ahead to prepare for elections.


Patrick Rogers

Patrick Rogers, Leader, B.P.P.

“The issue of re-districting is needed to make wi more democratic yes but we also then to then move to proportional representation. So, those were the one two punches that me and Brother Wil brought to the table and we decided that this redistricting case needed to be fought.   This time around we wanted to get our troops, the B.P.P. members, within the Belize Peace Movement; we wanted to get them battle ready in the event of an early election. So, that is what this press conference is all about – to let Belize know that the BPP cannot wait for a decision of the Chief Justice as to the situation with re-districting before election. Although we have a clause to kick in to enforce an injunction if the Prime Minister were to call the election – we do not expect the Supreme Court to rule on the re-districting and we expect the Prime Minister will go ahead and announce his election. And so that is why we are here to tell you Belize, the Belize Progressive Party will be ready. We will be on the ballot.”

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