Hon Dean Barrow and Mrs Kim

Belize Prime Minister

Belize's PM Dean Oliver Barrow in Tegucigalpa on 7 November, 2012.Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dean Barrow was first elected in 2008 and won a second time in 2012

Belize's Prime Minister Dean Barrow has won an unprecedented third consecutive term in office in snap elections in the small Central American nation.

Mr Barrrow, 64, called the election in September, more than a year ahead of schedule.

Belize is heavily dependent on aid from Venezuela, which also offers it oil at discounted prices.

Critics of Mr Barrow said he brought the polls forward in case Venezuela cuts its funding.

End to aid?

Venezuela is holding legislative elections on 6 December and some polls predict the governing socialist party will lose control of the National Assembly.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new Belize Progressive Party failed to make inroads

Many of the recipients of Venezuelan aid fear that with continuing low oil prices Venezuela will soon significantly reduce its contributions to its allies.

Mr Barrow has invested much of the $150m (£98m) Belize received from Venezuela in the past years in an ambitious infrastructure programme and road building.

With results announced in all but two of the constituencies, Mr Barrow's party won in 19 and the opposition People's United Party in 10.

Mr Barrow called it "a magnificent victory".

His main rival, Francis Fonseca, had run on a promise of creating 25, 000 jobs and cutting living costs.

Source: www.bbc.com
RELATED VIDEO
Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow part 4
Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow part 4
Belize Former Prime Minister Said Musa -crook.avi
Belize Former Prime Minister Said Musa -crook.avi
Belmopan area pastors meet Belize Prime Minister
Belmopan area pastors meet Belize Prime Minister
RELATED FACTS
Share this Post

Related posts

Lamanai Ruins, Belize

Lamanai Ruins, Belize

FEBRUARY 24, 2018

This Belize City Excursion is simply magical. Lamanai is one of the largest Mayan sites in Belize, expanding over a huge…

Read More
Resort in Placencia, Belize

Resort in Placencia, Belize

FEBRUARY 24, 2018

One of the best and most affordable Caribbean vacation spots, Placencia is a lovely little seacoast village in Belize, just…

Read More