The PUP held a convention in the Orange Walk East constituency on Sunday, to choose a candidate to replace Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez.
Dr,. Mendez is the current Area Representative of Orange Walk East, but will not be seeking another term due to health reasons.
Vying for the Standard Bearer position for the next general election were newcomer Josue Carballo, and former two term area representative David Burgos.
2,151 persons turned out for voting in the convention, but in the end the newcomer won by a slim margin of 14 votes. In total, Josue Carballo received 1,069 votes, while David Burgos received 1,055 of the votes.