Former MAN leader forms new political party
WILLEMSTAD – The former leader of the opposition party MAN and now Independent Member of Parliament, Charles Cooper will present today his new political movement during a press conference. The intention is for the party to participate in the upcoming elections of September 30 this year, but a final decision on that has not been made yet.
Cooper is part of a group of disgruntled members who have left the MAN. Their dissatisfaction stems from the fact that during the statutory congress of the MAN on January 11 new prospective members who had not yet paid their party contributions, got the right to vote. This would be contrary to the statutes of the blue party. The board of the party rejects the arguments of the discontented members and have closed this chapter.
In recent days numerous meetings were held within the group of dissatisfied members. These meetings were also attended by Charles Cooper and Urvin Macaay. It was Macaay who first withdrew his membership from the party because of dissatisfaction with the actions of the board during the statutory congress. Macaay argues that he lost his bid to become chairman of the party because of these new members.