Published On: Thu, Nov 12th, 2015

Chamber of Commerce: “No elections”

Chamber of CommerceWILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce (KvK) does not want elections. This is according to the President of the KvK, Billy Jonckheer during his visit to the Governor of Curaçao, HE Lucille George-Wout yesterday. He indicated to the Governor that an election in February would mean a stagnation in the economy of the island.

“We have to set aside politics and put our economy as our priority,” said Jonckheer. The economy weighs heavier than politics. “We have a problem with unemployment and social premiums. If we don’t put the economy as our priority, then we will continue to have these problems,” said Jonckheer.

It is exactly the reason why the opposition party PAR indicated earlier that they don’t want early elections. The coalition party PAIS also said the same because they want to see the economy as the government’s priority. Both parties want a so called short list, which indicates the priorities for the next ten months. This short list has a number of issues that must be dealt with, such as the adoption of the budget and the raising of the retirement age.

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