Published On: Mon, Dec 31st, 2012

New Government of Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – The Informateur has finalized his assignment and this morning the new Curacao Government was sworn in. Curacao’s new Prime Minister is the banker Mr. Daniel Hodge. This means that Curacao has officially known three Prime Ministers during the year 2012.

The year opened with Gerrit Schotte as Prime Minister. He was ousted by the majority in Parliament. Acting Governor Adele van der Pluijm-Vrede sworn in Mr. Stanley Betrian as Prime Minister of Curacao in an Interim Government.

After the elections of October 19, 2012 in which Pueblo Soberano came out as the largest party, the leader of said party declared that he is for a Transitional Government with financial experts to help the country get out of its financial debacles.

The well renowned lawyer and former Member of Parliament was appointed informateur to search the possibilities to form a Government with a broad support from Parliament. Soon after Camelia started his information rounds it was clear that the former coalition MFK, PS and MAN could not form a Government together. PS then decided to approach the new political party PAIS headed by former Minister of Economic Affairs Alex Rosaria and old time party PNP headed by Member of Parliament Humphrey Davelaar. These three parties formed a block of 10 members in Parliament which was not enough to support a Government.

Negotiations continued with the political party PAR headed by the last Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles (dissolved country) Mr. Emily de Jongh-Elhage. These negotiations failed and Glenn Sulvaran disserted the yellow party and became an independent Member of Parliament. Sulvaran then signed the willingness agreement with PS, PAIS and PNP which made the block in Parliament 11. This is enough to democratically support a Government for Curacao.

Former Prime Minister of Curacao Gerrit Schotte is now the leader of opposition. The other parties in the opposition are PAR with 3 seats and MAN with 2 seats.

Image: Luzmarie Ster

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