(L-R) Helmin Wiels (PS), Emily de Jongh-Elhage (PAR), Alex Rosaria (PAIS) and Humphrey Davelaar (PNP)
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- After the political party Partido Alternativa Real (PAR) had initially rejected proposals from the official responsible for supervising the process of forming the new government, Glenn Camelia, citing that the documents presented did not reflect what had been negotiated, four parties in Curacao have apparently found themselves on common ground.
Pueblo Soberano (PS), PAR, Partido pa Adelanto i Inovashon Soshal (PAIS) and Partido Nashonal di Pueblo (PNP) have signed an agreement as the basis for the formation of a new coalition government in Curacao.
Camelia will now inform the acting governor Adele van der Pluijm-Vrede about the agreement and the parties' willingness to form a government together.
The four political leaders, Helmin Wiels (PS), Emily de Jongh-Elhage (PAR), Alex Rosaria (PAIS) and Humphrey Davelaar (PNP), signed the willingness declaration on Friday afternoon.
If this willingness agreement results in the formation of a coalition government then it will be an historic day for Curacao. PS had stated until recently that they were not willing to work with PAR. However, Wiels has now acknowledged that to heal wounds and to bring unity between the people of Curacao it is imperative that the two parties work on reconciliation in a coalition and solve the financial problems of the island.
Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle