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Cayo Central

United Democratic Party (Belize) People's United Party Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission
Cayo Central
Constituency
for the Belize House of Representatives
DistrictCayo
Electorate7,180 (2012)
Major settlementsSanta Elena
Current constituency
Created1984
Party     United Democratic Party
Area RepresentativeRene Montero

Cayo Central is an electoral constituency in the Cayo District represented in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belize since 2008 by Rene Montero of the United Democratic Party.

Profile

The Cayo Central constituency was one of 10 new seats created for the 1984 general election. Cayo Central consists of an area in north-central Cayo District including Georgeville and the Santa Elena section of western San Ignacio.[1]

Cayo Central is a bellwether constituency in Belize. Since its creation the party which won the constituency went on to win the general election overall.

Area Representatives

Election Area Representative[2] Party
1984 Eduardo Juan UDP
1989 Dan Silva PUP
1993 Eduardo Juan UDP
1998 Dan Silva PUP
2003 Mario Castellanos PUP
2008 Rene Montero UDP

Elections

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
2012 general election [3]
Electorate: 7,180
Turnout: 5,072 (70.64%) −3.9
UDP hold
Majority: 44 (0.86%) −26.62
Rene MonteroUDP2,52249.72−11.66
Collet Emmanuel Montejo PUP2,47848.86+14.96
2008 general election [4]
Electorate: 6,316
Turnout: 4,708 (74.54%) −5.93
UDP gain from PUP
Majority: 1,294 (27.48%) +23.81
Rene MonteroUDP2,89061.38+14.74
Mario Castellanos PUP1,59633.9−16.41
Gilroy "Rick" Requena VIP290.62-
Nazim Juan Independent290.62-
2003 general election [5]
Electorate: 6,022
Turnout: 4,845 (80.47%) −10.95
PUP hold
Majority: 178 (3.67%) −5.07
Mario CastellanosPUP2,43850.31−3.3
Rene Montero UDP2,26046.64+1.77
Eduardo Juan Independent631.3-
Ivan Roberts Independent260.54-
1998 general election [6]
Electorate: 4,107
Turnout: 3,755 (91.42%) +16.99
PUP gain from UDP
Majority: 328 (8.74%) +5.74
Dan SilvaPUP2,01353.61+5.11
Eduardo Juan UDP1,68544.87−6.63
John Mena NABR370.99-
1993 general election [7][8]
Electorate: 3,934
Turnout: 2,928 (74.43%) −2.24
UDP gain from PUP
Majority: 88 (3.0%) −2.1
Eduardo JuanUDP1,50851.5+5.3
Dan Silva PUP1,42048.5−2.8
1989 general election [9][10]
Electorate: 3,249
Turnout: 2,491 (76.67%) −5.76
PUP gain from UDP
Majority: 125 (5.1%) −0.8
Dan SilvaPUP1,27751.3+7.8
Eduardo Juan UDP1,15246.2−3.2
1984 general election [11][12]
Electorate: 2,539
Turnout: 2,093 (82.43%) n/a
UDP win
Majority: 122 (5.9%) n/a
Eduardo JuanUDP1,03349.4-
Assad Shoman PUP91143.5-

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