General Election 2008 Results
United Democratic Party Landslide!
February 07, 2008
OFFICIAL RESULTS: UDP 25 SEATS, PUP 6 SEATS
The Official Results have the UDP forming the new government with a total of 25 Seats. Dean Barrow is now the new Prime Minister of Belize.
Below are the official results.
United Democratic Party
|District||UDP Candidate||Votes||PUP Candidate||Votes|
|Belize Rural Central||Michael Hutchinson||1961||Ralph Fonseca||1775|
|Belize Rural North||Edmund Castro||2382||Earl Perez||1313|
|Belize Rural South||Manuel Heredia Jr.||2289||Merlene Spain||1468|
|Belmopan||John Saldivar||1169||Rolando Zetina||779|
|Caribbean Shores||Carlos Perdomo||2195||Jose Coye||1134|
|Cayo Central||Rene Montero||2890||Mario Castellanos||1596|
|Cayo North||Salvador Fernandez||1468||Otto Coleman||862|
|Cayo Northeast||Elvin Penner||1403||Orlando Habet||1020|
|Cayo South||Ramon Witz||2379||Charles Galvez||1859|
|Cayo West||Erwin Contreras||2771||Kendall Mendez||1662|
|Collet||Patrick Faber||1526||Carolyn Trench-Sandiford||1038|
|Corozal Bay||Pablo Marin||2199||Juan Vildo Marin||1504|
|Corozal North||Nemencio Acosta||2525||Valdemar Castillo||2076|
|Corozal South West||Gabriel Martinez||2530||Gregorio Garcia||1815|
|Dangriga||Arturo Roches||2097||Cassian Nunez||1531|
|Mesopotamia||Michael Finnegan||1653||Austin Waight||476|
|Orange Walk East||Marcel Cardona||2481||Marco Tulio Mendez||2021|
|Orange Walk North||Gaspar Vega||1504||Servulo Baeza||1167|
|Orange Walk South||Mark Pech||1948||Jose Mai||1725|
|Pickstock||Wilfred Elrington||409||Godfrey Smith||268|
|Port Loyola||Anthony Martinez||1924||Oscar Rosado||554|
|Queen's Square||Dean Barrow||1646||Anthony Sylvester||457|
|Stann Creek West||Melvin Hulse||3192||Rodwell Ferguson||2368|
|Toledo East||Eden Martinez||1453||Mike Espat||1160|
|Toledo West||Juan Coy||2624||Marcial Mes||1836|
Peoples United Party
|District||PUP Candidate||Votes||UDP Candidate||Votes|
|Albert||Mark Espat||1485||Tom Morrison||849|
|Fort George||Florencio Marin Jr.||2365||Servando Samos||2350|
|Freetown||Said Musa||1286||Dr. George Gough||930|
|Belmopan||Francis Fonseca||1369||Michael Peyrefitte||1353|
|Lake Independence||Cordel Hyde||1519||Vanley Jenkins||1313|
|Orange Walk Central||Johnny Briceno||2562||Rosendo Urbina||2252|
Referendum On An Elected Senate:
While 38.5% of voters who went to the polls on Thursday, February 7, said they want an elected senate, as many as 37.4% abstained – meaning that they declined to take a ballot paper to participate in the referendum.
There were 29,793 “NO” responses, and 45,057 “YES” responses.
Official Elections and Boundaries information indicates that as many as 43,730 voters who went to the poll on election day did not vote in the referendum.
Some of those we interviewed cited three main reasons for not voting – either that they did not understand the issue at all, that they were going along with the United Democratic Party formula for the Senate, “NO,” or that they wanted to vote “YES,” but were unsure of exactly what they were voting for.
Total Voter Turnout was 69.72% nation wide. Since the voter registry has not been purged in 10 years, it is likely that the actual turnout of voters that are still alive and living in Belize was closer to 80%.