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The People's United Party (PUP) is a Christian democratic party, led by Francis Fonseca. Currently it is one of two major political parties in Belize.


PUP (Belize)



The People's United Party is one of two major political parties in the Central American country Belize, and the main opposition party. It is a Christian democratic party. The party leader is Francis Fonseca.


The PUP governed Belize from independence in 1981 to 1984, and then from 1989 to 1993 and from 1998 to 2008. Under former leader George Cadle Price, it had dominated Belizean politics from the first elections in 1954 to 1984.


The PUP won 22 of the 29 seats in the House of Representatives in 2003. It subsequently held 21 seats after losing one to the United Democratic Party in a by-election in October 2003, after the death of one of their Members of Parliament (MPs).


After nearly ten years in power, the PUP lost the February 2008 election, winning six out of 31 seats.


Leader: Francis Fonseca

Chairman: Henry Charles Usher

Founded: 1950

Newspaper: Belize Times

Youth wing: Belize Youth Movement

Women's wing: United Women's Group

Ideology: Christian democracy, centrism, nationalism, social democracy




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