Published On: Sat, Nov 10th, 2012

On a political note: Government formation becoming a mess

WILLEMSTAD – The political party MAN insist that, seeing the current situation, it wants Pueblo Soberano (PS), Movementu Futuro Korsou (MFK) which is the party headed by former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and MAN, together in one government. This was already the case before the former parliament dissolved the government and appointed Stanley Betrian as the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile MFK told the Informateur that he is not being very successful and that they want another Informateur appointed by MFK.

Thus the relation between former coalition partners PS, MFK and MAN is completely deteriorated. On the other side the political parties PNP and PAIS are still standing at 10 seats together with PS. This is because PS does not want to work with PAR seeing the major ideological differences between the two.

If it comes to MFK appointing an Informateur, there will be another difficult scenario.

PAIS does not want to work with MFK, as was stated in their party council. MFK and MAN can only join with PAR to form a government based on minimum majority. In the case of MFK and MAN in which MFK has the Informateur, they must see how to convince PAIS to form with them. Third on the PAIS ballot list was Eugene Cleopa who is a former member of parliament for MAN. They might have to do this since during election both MFK and MAN considered PAR a traitor and explicitly declared that they do not work with traitors.

Noticeably PAR has been very quiet lately. In an interview we had with some prominent members of the PAR, they told us that no one has approached PAR with the possibility to form a coalition with MFK and MAN. They are willing to talk to all parties but are not bound to any group or any block.

This situation is becoming more and more difficult and it seems that the interim government will continue taking care of business for a while. The only problem is that this government is demissionair which means they cannot start any new project. All they can do is handle current cases.

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