The Belize People’s Front is putting forward seventeen candidates for this year’s general elections. They will be running in the constituencies of Cayo North, West, and North East; Corozal Bay, South West, South East, and North; Belize Rural South, Rural Central, and Rural North; Lake I, Caribbean Shores, Orange Walk East, South, North and Central; as well as Dangriga. Competing against the two major political parties, as well as another third party, is not easy but BPF’s leader, Nancy Marin, laid out the policies that she believes gives them an edge.
Nancy Marin, Belize People’s Front, Party Leader: “The Belize People’s Front is coming with a clean slate. Everybody in the Belize People’s Front have served Belize in some voluntary capacity in their own communities. We come without all the baggage of the corruption and the misappropriation of funds and everything else that we saw with the PUP and the UDP in the past but also we bring a progressive platform, a lot of very new ideas, people centered ideas especially as it relates to the decentralizing of government. We keep saying that and stressing on the importance but also more than anything important for our people right now is the economic development. The links that we are created abroad and the conversations we’re having with industry leaders in the region to really bring and create jobs, create industry, create business to ease the business flow and the way of doing business to make it easier, make it more accessible to entrepreneurs especially. So we’re not talking just about creating jobs and employment but we’re talking about creating opportunity for Belizeans to own their own. We want them to own this country and for them to create jobs and our people to start creating jobs for the younger generation. You know a very important thing is that we’re actually the only party that has four candidates that are below the age of thirty because we truly believe in youths. Our youth front president sits on our executive because we don’t just talk that we want to listen to young people and that they’re important and it’s their future we want them to be active in politics and so we give them the space and the platform.”
They will go up against the UDP, PUP, and the BPP on November 11.