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UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY
PEOPLE'S UNITED PARTY
BELIZE PROGRESSIVE PARTY
BELIZE PEOPLE'S FRONT
Number of Seats Won:
5 Candidates
26 Candidates
0 Candidates
0 Candidates
Total Votes/Percentage:
57,374 / 38.34%
88,040 / 58.83%
548 / 0.37%
820 / 0.55%
 
 

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Media Blocked from UDP convention

In the 2019 Press Freedom Index, Belize was listed as a country with noticeable problems when it comes to freedom of the press.  When reporters, journalists or the media are blocked from covering issues of national importance, it is described as anti-democracy which is exactly what is happening as independent media houses will not have access to UDP’s Leadership Convention slated for Sunday, February 9 at the Belize Civic Centre.

In the 2019 Press Freedom Index, Belize was listed as a country with noticeable problems when it comes to freedom of the press.  When reporters, journalists or the media are blocked from covering issues of national importance, it is described as anti-democracy which is exactly what is happening as independent media houses will not have access to UDP’s Leadership Convention slated for Sunday, February 9 at the Belize Civic Centre. According to the current Party Chairman, Alberto August, the only media house that will have an all-access pass for the convention will be their party’s media, Wave TV.  This is the first time in UDP’s history that the media is being blocked out of a convention and will only be able to access the party’s candidates after the counting of the votes.  While the UDP has referred to Sunday’s event as an internal party matter, Love News finds it fitting to point out that it is an event that holds national implications.  Sunday’s convention will see the election of a new party leader for the UDP; this party leader will then seek to be elected to the highest office in Belize as Prime Minister.  Also being elected on Sunday is the party’s First and Second Deputy Leaders; there will also be the endorsement of a Party Chairman.