Asjes refuses to explain reason for his departure
WILLEMSTAD - Ivar Asjes refuses to explain his departure as Prime Minister. Last Wednesday he was supposed to explain, but during his radio program Esperansa he held on to his earlier statement.
Lack of trust between the Prime Minister and the fraction is the reason for his departure, said Asjes.
In his message, which lasted nearly half an hour, the former Prime Minister said that on Monday he spoke with three people, including two Members of Parliament of his party.
Those three people informed him that the parliamentary faction was no longer on the same line as the Prime Minister. They could no longer support him in that position. A reason was not given, said Asjes.
He then convened the cabinet to announce his resignation. Asjes thanked his team and then went to the Governor.
Also in the rest of the program Asjes refused to answer questions from the audience. One listener asked him to say something, at least, because he owes that to the people. Asjes thanked the listener for his opinion and hung up.
Asjes knew to report that his role has been played in Pueblo Soberano and that he has since left the party. He now focuses on a continuation of his political career, but did not say what that meant further.
By Dick Drayer
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