Published On: Fri, Nov 13th, 2015

Governor of Curaçao gives Prime Minister another opportunity to form new government

GovernorWILLEMSTAD – According to a press release from the Office of the Governor of Curaçao, on November 9, the Cabinet Whiteman requested the Governor to grant their resignation after the coalition parties lost their majority in parliament. The Governor took this request under consideration. The Governor then held consultations with the Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board, the President of Parliament and the political faction leaders in parliament. She also met with some social organizations about their views on the political situation and on the steps deemed necessary in the interest of Curaçao.

The consultations gave rise to further investigate whether, based on the current composition of parliament, there is the potential to achieve the formation of a government that can rely on a majority in parliament. Thereby giving specific considerations regarding continuity in governance and the importance that a number of important issues on financial and socio-economic decision-making will be taken care of, taking into account the processes that have already been put in motion in this regard. It will include taking into account that regular election are planned for the second half of 2016.

In the light of this the request to Prime Minister Whiteman is to explore the willingness of the parties to form a cabinet within the shortest possible time which can rely on a majority of parliament which may be able to address the matters referred to above.

Mr. Whiteman has been requested to report on Monday, November 16th, 2015 on its information duties.

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