Published On: Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Parliament behind motions for more equality in Kingdom

ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – The Parliament of Curaçao endorsed two resolutions that call for more democracy and equality in the Dutch Kingdom. The first motion is to urge the government of Curaçao to approach the Kingdom Council of Ministers with a request to submit the recent conflict situations between Aruba, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands to the Council of State (RvS). The second motion calls for an arbitrary committee in the Kingdom.

These two motions are the result of resolutions adopted during a tripartite meeting of the parliaments of Aruba, St. Maarten and Curaçao on August 18 and 19 in St. Maarten. The emergency meeting was requested by the Parliament of Aruba to seek support of fellow countries in the Kingdom against what they saw as interference in their internal affairs by the Netherlands. Reasons for the resolutions were the refusal of the Aruban governor to sign the government’s budget for the year 2015 and the demand of the Netherlands for an integrity investigation in Sint Maarten.

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