Published On: Mon, Aug 18th, 2014

Aruban opposition party cannot find itself in intentions tripartite meeting

Aruba ParliamentWILLEMSTAD, ORANJESTAD - The tripartite of the parliaments of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten today starts today in St. Maarten. But the meeting does not count on the participation of the Aruban opposition party MEP. Leader of the party, Evelyn Wever-Croes indicates that her party cannot find itself in the intentions of the consultation between the Dutch Caribbean islands.

The party stated their concern in a letter to the Parliaments of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

According to Wever-Croes, the faction leader of the Aruban government party AVP, Rene Herdé has persuaded the other parliaments to rush this dialogue. The aim, according to Wever-Croes, is to seek allegiance with the other parliaments for the Aruban government and its alleged fight to maintain its autonomy and the illegal interference of the Netherlands in the public finances.

According to MEP, AVP politicians try to ignore the financial crisis in Aruba and pretend that there is a dispute about the autonomy instead. “They try to convince you that the problem is caused by the Dutch government. No expense is spared in this act,” Wever-Croes said. “The insistence of the AVP-party on the autonomy is just a diversion, to come out under the investigation by the Commission for Financial Supervision (CFT).”

All this while the AVP-government, according to MEP, has surrendered an important part of the autonomy of the island by agreeing to the terms imposed by the Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk.

AVP calls for the establishment of a Constitutional Court, an independent constitutional entity which settles disputes between the countries within the Kingdom. According to Wever-Croes, AVP will be represented by no less than 6 faction members and the State Council candidate, Mito Croes.

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