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Incumbent Edmund Castro is UDP’s standard bearer for next general elections

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

The United Democratic Party’s (UDP) incumbent in Belize Rural North, Edmund Castro has retained his popularity for his party and was selected as the UDP’s standard bearer in that constituency.

At a convention on Sunday in the area, Castro won three times the number of votes over his challenger, Dwight Tillett – a former chief executive officer who served under Castro.

Over 2,000 people voted, and Castro got just over 1,500 votes, compared to Tillett’s 500 plus votes.

Castro, who had come under scrutiny a few times and was exposed for having taken grants when he was minister responsible for civil aviation, led an aggressive campaign heading into Sunday’s convention.

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