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SUMMARY OF VILLAGE COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2016

Village Council Elections 2016 are now in the History books. After six weeks of elections which began on June 5 ending on July 10, there were elections in all 190 villages in Belize for a total of 1,330 seats (190 Chairpersons and 1,140 Members). Of the 190 Chairperson positions, the United Democratic Party recorded 114 (60%) victories while 63 (33.15%) and 13 (6.84%) went to the opposition People’s United Party and Independent candidates, respectively. Of the 1,140 Member seated , the United Democratic Party captured 689 (60.43%) of the seats with the remaining 390 (34.21%) and 61 (5.35%) going to the opposition People’s United Party and Independent candidates respectively. Of the total 1,330 seats up for election the results are: UDP: 803 (60.37%) PUP: 453 (34.06%) Independent: 74 (5.56%)