WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Governor Frits Goedgedrag has designated Dito Mendes de Gouveia to form an interim government in Curacao. Goedgedrag accepted the motion delivered by vice president Anthony Godett from the divided parliament. A majority of the parliament wants an interim cabinet.
The governor responded to the Godett’s request by holding exploratory talks with the vice-chairman of the Advisory Board, Carl Grüning, Ivar Asjes, Dean Rozier, the leaders of the political parties in Parliament, and Premier Gerrit Schotte. The discussion phase was completed on Sunday.
Based on the outcome of the talks and advice given to him, the governor asked Mendes de Gouveia to consider what opportunities exist to form a cabinet that can count on a majority in Parliament. The emphasis is on the preservation of political calm in Curacao and the relationship of Curacao with the other countries of the Kingdom.
In addition, Mendes de Gouveia must take into consideration the preparations for the parliamentary elections on October 19, initiate measures leading to a restoration of the democratic system and financial and economic confidence in Curacao. Also, Mendes de Gouveia must take measures that ensure an orderly development of the process of ‘screening’ of candidate ministers after elections. Mendes de Gouveia is requested to report his findings by Friday to the Governor.
Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle