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.
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 was 77.18%.