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Security & Strategic Review - October 2020

BELIZE: PUP looking to break UDP’s three-term winning streak

Covid-19 permitting, Belize will hold a general election in early November, almost exactly five years after the last general election, held on 4 November 2015, when the centre-right United Democratic Party (UDP) under Prime Minister Dean Barrow defeated the centre-left People’s United Party (PUP) by 19-12 seats in the 31-seat House of Representatives. This time, however, the background to the election could hardly be more different. In addition to the Covid catastrophe, the UDP is seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive term – and it is doing so with a new candidate for the premiership: fоrmеr Dерutу Рrіmе Міnіѕtеr Раtrісk Fаbеr.

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