Published On: Wed, Feb 5th, 2014

PAR: ‘President of Parliament is not impartial’

ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – “The President of Parliament must be impartial and he’s not!” This is according to the Member of Parliament for the opposition party PAR, Armin Konket. Parliament will meet tomorrow on the ‘Pretu’ report. Pretu was the main suspect in the Helmin Wiels case. The final report of the committee was sent to Parliament on January 13. Following this, there is a meeting scheduled with the Minister of Justice tomorrow.

No speaking time

The minister indicated back then that he wants a debate in Parliament, but to the surprise of political party PAR is at point three on the agenda, which is on the Pretu report, no speaking time scheduled for the Members of Parliament.


It would not surprise Konket that there is no speaking time because the President of Parliament, Mike Franco comes from the same party as Minister Navarro. “The Minister has already indicated that instead of a debate, he would like to give an explanation on the report,” Konket declared. The MP does not want to give an opinion on the action of the President, but he expects that Franco to act impartially.


PAR will continue calling for Navarro’s resignation at the meeting tomorrow. “The minister is politically responsible for Pretu’s deaths and had to resign a long time ago,” Konket said. The MP also knows how the relation is between the coalition parties and that there will be no majority for a vote of no confidence against the minister.

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