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By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 2/2

~ Curacao sticks to system that favors position on candidate-list ~ PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten’s current electoral law – oft referred to as the Lynch-law after its architect - determines that candidates with More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 1/2

PHILIPSBURG -- The discussion about electoral reform will soon be in full swing, whereby the focus will be on the Lynch-law – actually, an article in the current electoral law that determines who gets elected: More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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MP Buncamper requests subcommittee meeting on Electoral Reform

PHILIPSBURG — United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper has sent a letter to the Chairlady of the Ad-Hoc Committee for Electoral Reform, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten, requesting More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Reforming politicians

By Hilbert Haar The amendments to election-related ordinances proposed by Sint Maarten Christian Party leader Wycliffe Smith seamlessly solve the existing conflicts between these ordinances and the constitution. Article More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Amendments bring election ordinance in line with the Constitution

PHILIPSBURG – Rather than come up with a comprehensive package for electoral reform, MP Wycliffe Smith, in his role as caretaker prime minister, already suggested amendments to the Election Ordinance and the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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The H-Factor

Leader of the SMCP, Wycliffe Smith, writes in an article about the H-Factor. Already on November 7, 2019, during an ad hoc committee meeting on electoral reform, the former MP Claude Chacho Peterson proposed that More...

By Online Editor On Friday, November 8th, 2019
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Electoral reform is a must for stability. A Nonpartisan approach is required

Philipsburg St. Maarten, November 8, 2019 – Without exception, every decree to dissolve the Parliament of Sint Maarten has mentioned electoral reform as a remedy and an action to be undertaken. Every Government More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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Brison: Wescot-Williams failed St. Maarten on electoral reform

PHILIPBURG — MP Sarah Wescot-Williams has failed St. Maarten in her capacity of Chairlady of the Electoral Reform Committee and is now making disingenuous statements about the subject of electoral reform More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin resumes discussions on Electoral Reform

PHILIPSBURG – On March 22nd, the newly formed workgroup on electoral reform met for the first time led by Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin. As outlined in the Governing Program “Building a Sustainable Sint More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Wescot-Williams and Richardson put electoral reform back on the agenda

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 More...