WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Outgoing prime minister of Curacao, Gerrit Schotte, said he opposes Governor Frits Goedgedrag’s decision to form an interim government. According to the prime minister, the governor’s decision was “inadequately reasoned” and Schotte will not therefore cooperate with the interim administration.
Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte
Schotte stressed that the problem lies with the Parliament and that there is no break in the incumbent outgoing government. Therefore there would be no reason for an interim government to be formed, according to the prime minister.
In addition, Schotte said that Goedgedrag chose sides with his decision.
“I think you stand firm in the existing political divisions in our country, while your performance must be directed to promote unity. I ask you urgently to cease your involvement in the formation of an interim government,” he said.
On Monday, Goedgedrag appointed Dito Mendes de Gouveia to form an interim government and, on Tuesday, all of the names that will take part in the interim government were announced.
Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle