Published On: Wed, Oct 12th, 2016

Governor appoints Kenneth Gijsbertha as ‘informateur’

governor_gijsberthaWILLEMSTAD – The Governor of Curaçao, H.E. Mrs. Lucille George-Wout held consultation meetings on October 7 and 8 with the objective to form a new government. These meetings were with the Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board, the President of Parliament, the Minister of State and the party leaders of the political parties that have received one or more seats in parliament. On the basis of their opinions, the Governor had a meeting with Kenneth Gijsbertha of the political party MAN and appointed him as the ‘informateur’. The ‘informateur’ is the person who will gather information from the political parties that are willing to form a government.

Curaçao held its parliamentary elections on October 5 of this year. The results of the elections showed a picture of a highly differentiated political landscape. At the same time, Curaçao has major challenges in the field of education, public health and safety. The promotion of social cohesion, stable economic growth, and sound public finances deserve continued attention. All this requires a decisive reliable public administration that offers stability and tranquility so that the confidence of the society in governance in general and in politics, in particular, can be increased. Meanwhile, the parties MAN, PAR, PNP and Pueblo Soberano (PS) have signed a declaration showing their willingness to cooperate and for form a coalition government.

In addition, the parties also indicated that they will not exclude a coalition with more parties. In the light thereof, the Governor requested from Gijsbertha to inform her at the earliest possible date whether these political parties are willing to form a two-third majority in parliament. And if they can agree on a government program that is based on a common vision and approach in relation to the challenges Curaçao is facing.

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