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Koeiman cabinet falls on Curaçao

12 FEBRUARY 2017

WILLEMSTAD–The Government of Curaçao can no longer count on the backing of a majority in Parliament. Only seven weeks into its term, the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hensley Koeiman (MAN) has fallen.

The “Pueblo Soberano (PS)” two-seat fraction in a letter to Governor Lucille George-Wout said that they no longer support the current government. The letter also states that agreement has meanwhile been reached on forming a new cabinet with various fractions that together do represent a majority of parliamentarians, apparently including MFK (four seats) and KdNT (three).

At the same time PS’ now ex-coalition partners MAN, PAR and PNP still have a combined nine seats in the 21-seat Parliament and were said to be talking with one-seat “Un Kòrsou Hustu” of Omayra Leeflang, one-seat “Movemento Progresivo” of Marylin Moses and independent (former PAR) parliamentarian Eduard Braam to establish a new governing coalition with them.

However, the latter two are said to have formed a bloc and may choose to work with MFK, KdNT and PS instead.

Source: The Daily Herald, St. Maarten

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