Published On: Tue, Aug 12th, 2014

Sanctions Ordinance rejected by Parliament

ParliamentWILLEMSTAD - Parliament has rejected the Sanctions Ordinance presented by the Government. The bill was rejected with 12 votes against and 9 votes in favor. The Pueblo Soberano (PS) and opposition parties MFK and MAN voted against the bill proposal. The coalition parties PAIS, PNP, Independent MP Glenn Sulvaran and opposition party PAR voted in favor.

The Prime Minister is in a tough situation now. His bill proposal was rejected by his own party.

The Pueblo Soberano MP, Sherwin Leonora indicated that he has his doubts that the European Union (EU) will ever come up for Curaçao if the need arises. “I have my serious doubts about this current bill proposal,” Leonora said.

Since earlier today, members of the PS party voiced their concern about this bill and they indicated that it will be rejected. “This is a blow in the Prime Minister’s face, who supports this bill,” the PS MPs indicated. This is also the first time the Prime Minister doesn’t have the support of the majority in Parliament.

Independent MP, Omayra Leeflang also predicted a government crisis if the bill is not adopted. She expressed her full support for the bill because “the world must join its forces to fight against world terrorism.”


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