While both major political parties entered with hundreds of supporters, the representatives of the Belize Progressive Party came in with far less fanfare. Mayoral candidate, Paco Smith reiterated the fact that his party is a viable option in this election.
Smith said it is his belief that the change in the thought process of many Belizeans is coming incrementally. Appearing on the ballot with Smith for the BPP will be Javier Molina, Richard McCauley Sr., Anthony Perry and Gary Matus. Meanwhile, for the third consecutive municipal elections, Ernesto Torres has placed his name on the ballot for Mayor of Belize City. Torres seemed not to be fazed by the competition; in fact, he said he is confident that the third time is the charm.
Municipal elections will take place on Wednesday March 7 in nine municipalities.