Candidate list SDM

POSTED: 08/10/16 3:15 PM

St.maarten – The candidate list of the St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM) did not reach this newspaper yesterday. Its six candidates are all new to politics. Businessman Benjamin Ortega is the party leader. His number 2, Arthur Bute, is a former president of the board of the chamber of commerce and a former chairman of the social economic council.

Raymond Matser is the older brother of MP Silvio Matser who is currently a candidate on the list of the United St. Maarten party. Remarkable: Silvio Matser was the number 23 on the UP-list in 2014, winning 498 votes) and is not the number 23 on the Usp-list.

St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM)
Rank Name Votes in 2014 elections
1 Benjamin Ortega
2 Arthur Bute
3 Rosemary Richardson
4 Raymond Matser
5 Terrance Frederick
6 James Busby

A small correction is in place on yesterday’s report about nomination day. There are not 122, but 126 candidates that will contest the elections; that’s actually an increase of 40 percent compared to the 2014 elections, not 35.5 as we reported.

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