People's National Party (Belize)
|Founded||19 February 2007|
|Dissolved||30 September 2015|
|Merged into||Belize Progressive Party|
|Headquarters||57 Main St., Punta Gorda, Belize|
|Colours||Green, Yellow, & White|
The People's National Party of Belize was a political movement headquartered in Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize. Operating primarily in southern Belize, the party fielded candidates in the 2008 and 2012 general elections. It held its first meeting on Monday, 19 February 2007 in San Antonio Village, Toledo District.
The party leader was Wil Maheia, who is a consultant in farming, tourism and the environment. Maheia stood in the Toledo East constituency in the 2008 and 2012 elections. The PNP ran seven candidates in 2012, but failed to crack six percent of the vote in any race.
The PNP's platform was anti-corruption and favoured campaign finance reform as well as increased local control in Belizean government. The party strongly opposeed making any territorial concessions with respect to the ongoing Belizean–Guatemalan territorial dispute, inclusive of accepting any potential rulings from the International Court of Justice on the matter. Maheia in particular is a strident opponent of Guatemalan territorial claims in Belize.
The PNP joined a coalition of third parties contesting the 2008 general elections, known as the National Belizean Alliance (NBA). The NBA elected Maheia as leader, however the alliance became defunct after the election.
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- Official website (English)
- "A New, Consolidated Third Party Emerges", Great Belize Television, 1 October 2015. (accessed 2 October 2015)
- GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 2012, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
- " MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS OFFICIAL RESULTS 4th MARCH 2015, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 16 March 2015)
- National Policy Goals: Governance, People's National Party. (accessed 15 April 2015)
- "Another border line clearing by Wil Maheia and his Territorial Volunteers", Great Belize Television, 15 March 2013. (accessed 19 April 2015)
- "Who Will Be PG's Mayor?", Tropical Vision Limited, 2 March 2015. (accessed 18 April 2015)