Published On: Tue, Feb 21st, 2017

Rhuggenaath elected as new leader PAR

Rhuggenaath1WILLEMSTAD - Outgoing Minister of Economic Development Eugene Ruggenaath was chosen by the party council to become the new political leader of the PAR. He succeeds Minister Zita Jesus-Leito. She was elected as the new chairman of the yellow party, succeeding the now independent Member of Parliament Eduard Braam.

This was announced yesterday evening during a press conference. The election of Ruggenaath did not come as a complete surprise. In the last elections, he received almost twice as many votes as Jesus-Leito.

Rhuggenaath said after his election that PAR wants to bring back peace and stability. He also wants to rebuild trust in government and politics.

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