We are less than a week away from the Country wide municipal elections , and the Evangelical Association Belmopan Branch in collaboration with PlusTV decided to give all residents of Belmopan the opportunity to listen to all 5 Belmopan Mayoral hopefuls on a common platform so as to hear the vision of each, as well as ask questions to their potential leaders. The event was broadcast live on the evening of Thursday February 26th.
On the date of the debate, UDP candidate Khalid Belisle responded to an official letter sent to him by saying he declined the invitation.
The debate was still carried out, with the only absentee being the UDP Mayoral Candidate Kahlid Belisle.
Voters all around the country go to the poles on March fourth in all 9 municipalities to decide their Mayor and Councillors for the next 3 terms. Vying for Mayor in Belmopan are UDP candidate Kahlid Belisle, PUP candidate Jose Chacon, VIP candidate Hubert Enriquez, and Independent Candidates Richard Smith and Wilfredo Guerrero.
Thursday’s Mayoral Debate was not the first Live televised Belmopan Mayoral debate conducted by PlusTv. It was the first time one of the candidates decided not to participate.