Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2016

Still no decision on composition coalition

Governor's PalaceWILLEMSTAD - The parties MAN, PAR, PNP and Pueblo Soberano (PS) have not yet decided whether the new government for Curacao should have the support of 12, 13, or 14 of the 21 seats in parliament. Yesterday there was a meeting between the political leaders of the negotiating parties.

It was agreed that they will go back to their party members to discuss this matter.

During the meeting, the parties once again talked about the need to expand the coalition. MAN supports this and wants to see one of the two parties that received one seat in parliament after the last election. The parties PAR, PNP and PS still want a majority of twelve.

The MAN is in favor of a broad coalition and wants to avoid a weak coalition of 12, which is a small majority. This small majority could get in trouble and there even could be a cabinet crises. The MAN also reminded the parties that the new parliament will have to consider a numerous amount of issues on which a two-thirds majority (14 seats) is needed. These issues are the amendment of the consensus Statute Laws, the privatization of the Supreme Electoral Council and the setting up of an Office for Budget Responsibility.

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