team_sevenLast week marked the commencement of the Village Council Elections 2016 across the country of Belize where a total of forty three villages took part in the election. Yesterday the voting continued where a total of forty one villages elected their new Village Council. A total 287 seats were occupied, of which forty one were for the positions of chairpersons while the remaining 246 were for councillors.

Here in Orange Walk, four villages partook in election namely San Luis, San Jose, Carmelita and Yo Creek. According to official results, the United Democratic Party won in San Jose, San Luis and Carmelita. In the village of Yo Creek, however, the People’s United Party emerged victorious. Village Council Elections will continue next week on Sunday June 19th.

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