March 5, 2009

Belize Municipal Elections 2009

The United Democratic Party (UDP) will rule Belize for another three years. They swept through all the municipalities with the exception of Orange Walk Town where three (of 7) Peoples' United Party (PUP) candidates got a seat in the rusty old town council building on Queen Victoria Avenue.

It was 2:00 AM when I wrote the first line of this post. It's now 3:20 AM and I'm back from a little excursion with a very few but fresh pictures of the municipal elections 2009 in Orange Walk Town.

Orange Walk Town United Democratic Party (UDP) supporters in motorcade celebrating a victorious municipal election 2009.Orange Walk Town United Democratic Party (UDP) supporters in motorcade celebrating a victorious municipal election 2009.

Phillip De La Fuente (left), the new mayor of Orange Walk Town.Phillip De La Fuente (left), the new mayor of Orange Walk Town.

UDP supporters celebrating a victorious municipal election 2009 on Queen Victoria Avenue, Orange Walk Town.UDP supporters celebrating a victorious municipal election 2009 on Queen Victoria Avenue, Orange Walk Town.

UDP supporters celebrating a victorious municipal election 2009 on Queen Victoria Avenue, Orange Walk Town.UDP supporters celebrating a victorious municipal election 2009 on Queen Victoria Avenue, Orange Walk Town.

5 comments:

freeze said...

Look like PUP drop off. Kinda sad cause current government needs an opposition to keep them on the straight and narrow.

Leonardo Melendez said...

They're well financed these PUPs — still marketing more than UDP. The good taste and money is there but the overall image is terrible. Good fight nonetheless, at least they're injecting some money back into the country. God forbid, I hope they're not getting their stuff from across the border!

Beth said...

I agree with Freeze and in fact I was trying to explain that to some one today. We need to have check and balance and stuff.

Roy Rosado said...

Nice pic. the guy in the last pic need to take a bath.. he been dressed like that from the day before. lmao. I think it went good. like i been saying I think we should just let the UDP run its coarse and see how they'll do. The PUP should not have even contested in this election. They just came out from doing so many wrong things. Let the new admin do their stuff and we'll see how it turns out. Thus far its going good. Take the 5 years in opposition to try and build up back some credibility and then contest. Think I've said too much. anyways.. nice pics.

Leonardo Melendez said...

@Roy: No, no, no! The pics are not nice, esp. that last one. They're just plain pics. Stop try mek I feel good hia me.

The PUPs have to make a presence no matter what! If these Reds sh*t up somebody needs to wipe them up.