Published On: Wed, Jun 8th, 2016

Pueblo Soberano: “Letter Wiels family unacceptable”

Helmin WielsWILLEMSTAD – In a letter directed to the Members of Parliament for the ruling party Pueblo Soberano (PS) and it’s leadership, the children of the murdered politician Helmin Wiels, Helmin Wiels jr. and Savannah Wiels demanded back their party. According to Wiels’ heirs, the party no long stands for what their father stood for once.

The current PS leadership finds the letter unacceptable and announced that they will take steps against this demand.

“We regret the contents of this letter and do not accept this. Pueblo Soberano will take the necessary steps to clarify the matter. Once we have clarity, we will communicate this to everyone,” said the party in a short press release.

Sources indicate that the name and the logo have been used by the party since 2003. The party has been officially registered at the notary since 2005. Now, according to Pueblo Soberano (Sovereign People), it is up to Wiels’ heirs to prove that they are the only ones who have the right to use the name and the logo of the party.

In their letter Wiels’s heirs strongly criticized the leadership of the party. They noted that in the three years after the murder of their father, the party has been drifting away from the principles the late leader fought for. A lot of the original members have left, while others have formed their own political parties.

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