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New cabinet to be sworn in Monday

24 May 2017

WILLEMSTAD–“Formateur” Eugene Rhuggenaath, as the one in charge of forming a new Curaçao government, presented Governor Lucille George-Wout with a final report on his efforts Tuesday. Afterwards, it was announced that the next Council of Ministers will take the oath of office on Monday.

The intended Prime Minister informed the Governor that the screening of proposed cabinet members had been completed. His party PAR and its coalition partners MAN and PIN, with a combined majority of 12 seats in the 21-seat Parliament, signed a governing accord on May 10.

Based on the Governor’s request Rhuggenaath spoke with the candidate ministers and started the screening process as prescribed by the National Decree Integrity (Candidate) Ministers. This means that all the candidates must authorise four investigations: a judicial one conducted by the prosecution, a national security one by local intelligence agency VDC, a fiscal one by the Tax Inspectorate and a medical one by ARBO Consult.

Every candidate is also requested to turn in a financial declaration from each family member.

Source: The Daily Herald, St. Maarten

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