Published On: Thu, May 17th, 2018

Marlin-Romeo: “I would not say no”

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PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo remained non-committal to the suggestion that she will stay on her post in the next government. Dutch prime Minister Mark Rutte suggested on Monday with his remark “Leona Marlin and her incoming team” that her appointment as the next prime minister is a done deal.

But Marlin-Romeo remained aloof. “I cannot comment on Mark Rutte’s statement,” she said on Wednesday. “However, I cannot state that I will be the next Prime Minister. That is still unknown at this point in time.” Marlin-Romeo said that the screening process and the selection of ministers has to be completed first.

“Should I  be asked to be prime minister then I would not say no. It would be an honor to serve St. Maarten in this capacity.”