PM Briceno speaks on serious concerns over redistricting exercise
Yesterday we told you of the Redistricting Report officially handed over to the Prime Minister, and that it will now go to the House of Representatives on July 30. What we also told you was that upon presenting the report in Cabinet yesterday, there were serious concerns expressed over the proposals in the document. While no details of what those serious concerns were, Prime Minister Briceno did speak on them briefly.
Hon. John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize: “Raising grave concerns because one of the reasons why we had to go to a redistricting exercise is to ensure that we can keep the percentages, the variances between different divisions I think within 15 percent, I think that’s the worldwide average. I think they’re trying to best, how best they could accommodate or to get this done. It seems that they did not manage to do that all over. There’s still areas like Belmopan, Stan Creek, Cayo district, San Pedro, where we still have these huge variances and so we have already expressing some concerns about that. So we will be able to discuss that.”