Published On: Mon, Mar 27th, 2017

Former Prime Minister suggests the use of article 43

Don Martina2WILLEMSTAD – This morning during a radio talk show, the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles Dominico Martina suggested that the Governor of Curaçao could use article 43 of the Constitution.

This article is basically the same as an official instruction by the Kingdom Government in The Hague or a General Measure of the Kingdom Government.

Martina explained that article 43 makes it possible for the Netherlands to take away the authority of the Parliament to organize the elections and give this authority to the Governor. In this case, the Governor will then organize the elections.

As is already known there are major discussions between two groups on the island. On one side the majority of 12 in parliament wants to postpone or cancel the elections. On the other side, the former majority which is now the opposition wants to continue with the elections that were called by the former Prime Minister of Curaçao Hensley Koeiman. Koeiman called the elections after he lost the majority in Parliament.

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