New elections for St. Maarten possible on December 8POSTED: 10/1/15 4:08 PM
St. Maarten – The council of Ministers hit back after parliament passed a motion of no confidence on Wednesday by invoking article 59 of the constitution to dissolve the parliament and to call new elections. The council has sent a national decree to this extent to Governor Holiday for ratification and is awaiting his reaction.
On Wednesday, a National alliance led coalition approved a motion of no confidence against the government. It has sent a governing accord to the governor, which is currently under consideration.
If the governor signs the national decree to dissolve the parliament, elections will be held on December 8 and the new parliament will be installed on December 30. Postulation day is set in the decree for November 19.
Prime Minister Gumbs said that organizing the elections will cost between 90,000 and 150,000 guilders.