Published On: Wed, Oct 12th, 2016

PAR: “Schotte’s decision comes a bit too late”

Zita-Jesus-LeitoWILLEMSTAD – The political party PAR, which will probably be a coalition partner in the new government of Curaçao, reacts strongly to the announcement made by the MFK leader Gerrit Schotte. Schotte announced yesterday that he is willing to step aside as Member of Parliament if this could mean an opportunity for his party to be considered as a coalition partner in the next government.

Schotte made this announcement yesterday at a party press conference.

According to the PAR leader, Zita Jesus Leito MP, Schotte had to make that decision when he was convicted this year of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and forgery. Schotte was convicted to three years in prison and five years prohibition of participating as a candidate in any elections on the island.

“Schotte wants to step aside in favor of his party, but that MFK was established to serve criminal purposes. We didn’t say that. The Court of Justice did,” said Jesus-Leito. According to the verdict, the party has made arrangements with the underworld. “An organization like MFK cannot be trusted,” said Jesus-Leito.

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