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We hinted at it in the news several weeks ago, he was asked about it and his response was that General Elections would not be held this year but early next year. However, rumors persisted that the Prime Minister would call elections in November. And today it was confirmed: General elections will be held in exactly 37 days, on Wednesday November 4th, 2015.

The action started this morning when the Prime Minister Dean Barrow visited the Governor General’s Office in Belmopan to advise him to dissolve the National Assembly. And so, the race begins – leading to five furious weeks of activity for the political parties and aspirants. In a prepared statement, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made the announcement, just before boasting about the advancements and achievements of his government for the past term….


deanHonorable Dean Barrow - Prime Minister of Belize

“To forge ahead, to strike out in different directions, to fertilize this new boom of change and advance and inclusion we must re-describe our compact with the people, accordingly I have today advised the Governor General to dissolve the National Assembly and to fix Wednesday November 4th, 2015 as the date for the next General Elections on Friday October 16th being nomination day.”   


The Prime Minister also explained the rationale behind going back to the electorate one full year before his government’s five year term is up.

Honorable Dean Barrow - Prime Minister of Belize

“In recent weeks, in what can be viewed as the latest chapter in national resurgence, we have settled claims for both the BEL and BTL acquisitions. These vital public utilities are now and forever more part of the national patrimony, and benefits redound to Belizeans by way of the lowest light and telecom rates ever.

Having secured this period of restoration, I believe the time has come to ask you for a fresh mandate. The clean-up having been completed, the UDP must focus now exclusively on the positive, on forwarding opportunity and change. A New Belize must burst forth, where progress, prosperity and stability can reign untrammeled.”

In closing his announcement the PM expressed his heightened confidence that there is no doubt that the UDP will be victorious in the much anticipated General Elections. With that said….. it should be an interesting and intense five weeks.  

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