NA and UP join forces for 10-seat coalition

RICE HILL–They were bitter rivals on the campaign trail, but now the National Alliance (NA) and the United People’s (UP) party have signed an agreement to work together as the next government of St. Maarten. That Government will have 10 seats.

  The agreement was signed by party leaders Prime Minister William Marlin (NA) and Member of Parliament (MP) Theo Heyliger (UP). NA deputy leader Education Minister Silveria Jacobs and UP deputy leader MP Franklin Meyers were also present for the signing that took place in Rice Hill Gardens.

NA will retain the prime minister’s post, the Finance Ministry and the Education Ministry. The party will gain the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI.

UP will be in charge of the Ministry of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Justice Ministry and Public Health Ministry, Minister Plenipotentiary and the post Parliament Chairperson.

More details still need to be worked out .

Source: Daily Herald
NA and UP join forces for 10-seat coalition