With approximately seven months away from the date set for Municipal Elections, The People’s United Party Secretariat has officially announced the opening of applications for candidates interested in entering the race.

PUP Standard Bearer for Corozal Bay, Gregorio Papa’s Garcia, told us more about the process of applying.

Screen_Shot_2014-08-05_at_7.45.26_PMGregorio Papa’s Garcia – PUP Std. Bearer Corozal Bay

“We have a date scheduled for a contested convention of course we have been getting feedback and there is more than one person interested for Mayor as well as more people interested for councilors than it is possible to have, you know, we have gotten a date for October 5th which will be the date for the convention and I guess the venue will come afterwards and you can pick up your application form with Miss Thea Garcia, Chairlady for Corozal Bay, Hilberto Camal for Corozal North, as well you can do personally with the secretariat in Belize City so that is where we are right now and of course anyone interested can contact these people, contact the secretariat in Belize City, get your applications fill them out and of course send them back in before the  18th of August.”

Victor Castillo – Reporter

“What are some of the requirements or who are the ones that can apply?”

Gregorio Papa’s Garcia – PUP Std. Bearer Corozal Bay

“Well, it is basically opened to anyone, if you run for the People’s United Party we believe in a strong PUP, somebody that has worked within the party would be an asset, of course I think the only is for Mayor that you have a high school Diploma and that comes under the Town Council Act, apart from that you can go right ahead get your application forms filled it out and submitted within the time period.”

The deadline to apply is August 18th, 2014. The set date for the convention is October 5th 2014.

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