CPA and CPC drop out of the elections

POSTED: 07/11/14 11:36 PM

St. Maarten – The count is down to six parties for the August 29 elections, after the Concordia Political Alliance decided to join forces with the National Alliance and citizens for positive change decided to drop out of the race entirely. Jeffrey Richardson and young entrepreneur Ameera Groeneveldt, the only two candidates for the CPA, will now be candidates on the National Alliance slate.

CPA-leader Jeffrey Richardson indicated earlier this week already that the elections are an uphill battle for small parties with little resources at their disposal.

In the 2010 elections, Richardson’s CPA won 128 votes – “without buying any” as Richardson explains in a statement we publish unabridged on our opinion page.

Environmentalist Rueben Thompson’s Citizens for Positive Change (CPC) apparently did not manage to get sufficient candidates for its list to take part in the elections. “CPC received great help, has built a significant membership and has a dedicated team who put forward the ideas of the party which were laid down in a solid manifesto but unfortunately the formation of a well-rounded list of candidates which the electorate deserves is the deal breaker,” the party writes in a press release that we publish unabridged on our opinion page today.

In the release, CPC speaks about “fear of political reprisals” as a reason for potential candidates to shy away from the party’s candidate list.

 

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