EXCLUSIVE:— Leader of the Democratic Party and Chairlady of Parliament who is a member of the current coalition has asked the members of the coalition to consider her as a nominee for the governor’s post which will become available on October 10th 2010.
SMN News learnt that the chairlady of parliament made the request last week Monday when the weekly coalition meeting was held.
So far the Council of Ministers has remained tightlipped on the issue. SMN News also learnt that the Netherlands already dispatched a letter to the government of St. Maarten asking them if they will be nominating a new candidate or if they will have the current governor re-appointed.
When SMN News asked Prime Minister William Marlin about that last week at the Council of Ministers press briefing about that letter, Marlin said since he is Prime Minister of the country he did not get any such letter. The Prime Minister did not give any indication as to whether or not he will consider the request of their current coalition partner or if his government has someone new in mind.
On Sunday night Prime Minister William Marlin could not be reached for a comment on the information SMN News received.
Efforts made to contact Wescot Williams by telephone Sunday night proved futile. It is not yet clear if the Democratic Party will have a new leader in the upcoming elections should Wescot Williams gets the post she so desires.
SMN News will continue to monitor and follow this story and bring more information the moment it becomes available.
Source: St. Martin News Network
EXCLUSIVE: Leader of DP and Chairlady of Parliament wants to be considered as nominee for Governor’s post.