Tag archive for ‘political parties’
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, 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 The Publisher On Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Talking Politics with Arun Jagtiani 2020 edition

ARUN JAGTIANI: “I’m please to officially announce that a few weeks ago, I partnered with Cani TV to produce season 2 of “Talking Politics with Arun Jagtiani”. “We have just finished More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Only one party published manifesto in timely manner

Philipsburg — The Electoral Council would like to remind all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections that in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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The writing is on the wall

By Hilbert Haar Let me make one thing clear before writing anything else. The real winners and losers will become apparent only after the January 9, 2020 elections. But I still think, quoting Greta Thunberg, that More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Deadline for application registration new political parties: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

PHILIPSBURG — The Electoral Council hereby wishes to inform prospective political parties desirous of participating in the upcoming elections on 9 January 2020 that: In view of the fact that postulation date More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Democratic process under pressure

PHILIPSBURG – The democratic process in St. Maarten is under pressure; not due to any shenanigans but due to a rule in the Constitution and a rule in the National Ordinance Registration and Finances Political More...

By Desk Editor On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Minister Plenipotentiary and deputy Minister Plenipotentiary sign declaration with Electoral Council

Philipsburg — On June 29, 2018, the Electoral Council invited Minister Plenipotentiary, drs. Jorien Wuite, and deputy Minister Plenipotentiary, Mr. Michael Somersall, to sign the declaration regarding article More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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5 candidates did not meet deadline

Philipsburg — At the end of the deadline, Monday, March 26, 2018, at 18:00 hours, eighty-eight (88) of the ninety-three (93) political candidates, who contested the recently held parliamentary elections, have More...