Published On: Sun, Sep 22nd, 2019

NA and USp forms broader base coalition

Silveria Jacobs (NA) & Rolando Brison (USp)

PHILIPSBURG  — The Parliamentary factions of the National Alliance (NA) and United St. Maarten (US) party via a joint press release informed the general public that the NA and USP could no longer sit by and allow the country to go through the turmoil caused by the decision of the former faction leader of the United Democrats (UD) Franklin Meyers to pull his support from his own government, the UD/SMCP coalition. As such, a broader coalition has been formed with likeminded representatives of the people who are truly putting St. Maarten first.

While the impasse was not of our making, we could not stand by and allow the country to be in a state of limbo or, as his Excellency the Governor Eugene Holiday recently stated in his address at the opening of the parliamentary year: “a cloud of uncertainty that is not in the best interest of the country.”

Hoping Governor will appoint a formateur

With the new coalition, a majority of nine, the country can look forward to a first major step in lifting that cloud of uncertainty. We are hoping that the Governor will appoint a formateur as soon as possible to ensure the process of truly rebuilding St. Maarten can begin at last. The people of St. Maarten deserve better than infighting in their government and uncertainty about their future.

The new majority is also looking forward to working with our kingdom partners on the basis of mutual respect and positive results for our people.


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