GOVERNOR informs: Current political situation

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HE Governor drs. Eugene B. Holiday

Harbour View – Today, September 30th, 2015, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received a letter from three members of Parliament, Mr. F. Richardson, Mr. S. Matser and Mr. M. Lake, in which they informed the Governor that they withdrew their support from the present coalition government consisting of the UP/USM and independent members of Parliament Mr. C. de Weever and Mrs. L. Marlin-Romeo.

The Governor was informed that on September 30th, 2015, early in the afternoon, the Parliament of Sint Maarten passed a motion of no-confidence against the current cabinet of ministers.

He also received a separate letter today signed by the 4 members of the NA-fraction, the DP-fraction, the USP-fraction and members of Parliament S. Matser and M. Lake in which they informed him of their willingness to form the next government of Sint Maarten.

The letter included an attached Governing Accord signed by the abovementioned 8 members of Parliament.

Governor Holiday has taken the abovementioned correspondence and events regarding the current political situation into consideration.