Pond Island – On Monday, January 8th, Endorsement Day, four parties were required to garner 142 signatures in order to have their political party registered for the upcoming February 26th elections. The final count indicated that the SDM obtained 194 signatures, SMCP 189 signatures, P.P.A. 86 signatures and the United Democrats 268 signatures.
Below is a news clip by StMaartenNews.com with interviews with SMCP leader Wycliffe Smith and PPA leader Gracita Arrindell on the question how it feels to be back in this position again.
Both SMCP and PPA leaders, during the interview by StMaartenNews.com also commented on the need to have to register again after just two short years.
Source: StMaartenNews http://stmaartennews.com/elections/smcp-ppa-leaders-endorsement-day/