Wescot-Williams and Richardson put electoral reform back on the agenda

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PHILIPSBURG – Electoral Reform, a pet project of more than one politician since the fall of the second Wescot-Williams cabinet is back on the agenda for two reasons. The first one is that MP Wescot-Williams brought it up on Wednesday; the second reason is a motion MP Frans Richardson – currently detained by the anti-corruption unit for vote buying More...

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