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General Election Results - 4 November 2015
Parliament Building, Belize

General elections were held in Belize on 4 November 2015 for all 31 seats in the House of Representatives using a first-past-the-post system.

The snap elections were held more than a year before they were constitutionally due. 

In April 2015, the National Assembly passed an amendment to the PetroCaribe Loans Act (see note). The PUP vowed to repeal the Act, arguing the legislation would limit parliamentary oversight over the PetroCaribe programme. In September, Prime Minister Barrow called the snap elections amid speculation that opposition forces would win parliamentary elections in Venezuela and perhaps put an end to PetroCaribe. 

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 90 candidates including 80 men and 10 women contested the election.

Results

Prime Minister Dean Barrow's United Democratic Party (UDP) won a third consecutive term in office, defeating the People's United Party (PUP) led by Francis Fonseca.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 77.18%.

 

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 31 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 141,431
Invalid Votes 1,450
Total Votes Cast 142,881
Registered Voters 196,588
Voter Turnout 72.68%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Mon, 28 Sep 2015
Nomination Day Fri, 16 Oct 2015
Polling Day Wed, 4 Nov 2015
First Meeting of Parliament Fri, 13 Nov 2015 Download 2008 Throne Speech
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Francis FONSECA
People's United Party (PUP)
  Photo Dean BARROW
United Democratic Party (UDP)
RELATED RESOURCES
Representation of the People Act (2000) Download report
Belize Constitution Act (2012) Download report
ELECTION REPORTS
Electoral Observation Mission Final Report Download report
BY THE NUMBERS
PUP
31 candidates
14 seats
67,566 votes
(47.8%)
UDP
31 candidates
17 seats
71,452 votes
(50.5%)
OTHERS
Minor Parties & Independent Candidates
28 candidates
0 seats
2,413 votes
(1.7%)
SEATS 16 seats for a majority
PUP 12 seats (-2)
19 seats (+2) UDP
PARTY MANIFESTOS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
Download
PUP 2015 Manifesto
Download
UDP 2015 Manifesto
 
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  People's United Party PUP 67,566 47.77% -0.39% 31 12 -2
  United Democratic Party Winner UDP 71,452 50.52% +0.27% 31 19 +2
  Belize Progressive Party BPP 2,336 1.65% +1.65% 25 0 -
  Belize Green Independnece Party BGIP 5 0.00% +0.00% 1 0 -
  Independent Candidates IND 72 0.05% -0.59% 2 0 -
  Total   141,431 100% - 90 31 -
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Key
PUP = People's United Party; UDP=United Democratic Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Elections & Boundaries Department, Government of Belize
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