WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Governor Frits Goedgedrag has started holding discussions to explore the possibility of forming an interim government in Curacao, after the vice president of Parliament, Anthony Godett, handed him ten motions of no confidence against the current government.
Godett has, on behalf of eleven members of the new Parliament, requested the immediate dismissal of almost all ministers.
With the exception of the Minister of Social Development, Labour and Welfare, Hensley Koeiman, and the Minister of Administration, Planning and Services, Carlos Trinidad, the new Parliament wants the entire government to leave, following which an interim government must be formed, possibly with Trinidad and Koeiman.
Since the eleven members of Parliament have requested the governor to appoint someone to form a government, has Goedgedrag started discussions with this in mind?
The vice-chairman of the Advisory Board, Carl Grüning; former president of Parliament, Ivar Asjes; president of the new Parliament Dean Rozier; the Parliamentary leaders and Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte are on the list of those who will meet with the governor.
Outgoing Premier Schotte said in a national speech on Friday night that he will not comply with the motions, which were handed to him by the governor.
A new Parliament formed by the majority of Parliament has adopted ten motions of no confidence against the government. The parliamentarians feel that parliamentary president Ivar Asjes exhibits dictatorial behaviour and therefore have scheduled their own meetings. The eleven MPs form a majority in the 21-member parliament.
Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle