Published On: Mon, Nov 9th, 2015

Belize PM sworn-in for third term

barrow_youngBELMOPAN, Belize - Dean Barrow was on Thursday sworn in as the prime minister of Belize by the Governor-General Sir Colville Young at a brief ceremony held at Belize House in Belmopan.

This is Barrow’s third consecutive term in office and the third time serving as prime minister, after leading his United Democratic Party (UDP) to a 19-12 victory over the Peoples United Party (PUP) in last Wednesday’s general elections.

The other elected members of Barrow’s administration are expected to be appointed and sworn-in this week.

Meanwhile, PUP leader Francis Fonseca told reporters that he was stepping down following the party’s defeat and a new leader would be chosen at the party’s next national convention.

Image: Newly-re-elected Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow (L), congratulated by Governor-General Sir Colville Young following his swearing-in on Thursday

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