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Still no date for general elections

It is widely speculated that this year’s general elections will be held on November 4. While the date has not officially been announced, the Prime Minister has confirmed that it will be held in early November.

It is widely speculated that this year’s general elections will be held on November 4. While the date has not officially been announced, the Prime Minister has confirmed that it will be held in early November. He reassured the public, as well as the opposition, that elections will be held within the first two weeks.

Rt.Hon Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “I’ve made it clear that I want to stick to the regular timeline and that I certainly felt that the elections would have to be held or ought to be held early in November. We’re not – except there’s another hurricane and this time one that is far more serious- we’re not going to beyond the month of November for sure, we’re not even going to go beyond in my view the first two weeks in November. You can therefore narrow it down pretty much to what week we’re looking at if not what day exactly. I think that’s honest enough. I think that’s good enough, that’s forthcoming enough, I don’t want to actually say “The fourth of November” or “the third of November.” because we’re still trying to get through for example some more legislation as you see. We’ll come back to the house next Friday and then that will have to go to the Senate. I think when the Senate meets it’s probably going to be the 30th of September after that any number can play and that number will play very quickly but I don’t want to actually give a specific date because there are still some moving parts that might mean that if I did give you a particular date I would have to move it up a little or move it back a little.”

In a video recording released in late August, PM Barrow’s son, Shyne Barrow, is heard saying that indeed elections will be held on November 4.