SMCP leader and former Prime Minister Wycliffe Smith making an address after his party submitted its list of candidates to the Central Voting Bureau.
PHILIPSBURG–Member of Parliament (MP), former Prime Minister and leader of St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) Wycliffe Smith said his party is “looking forward to receiving more seats in this election.” His remarks came after SMCP submitted a slate of 13 candidates for the upcoming snap Parliamentary election on January 9, 2020.
SMCP was the fifth political party to submit its list to the Central Voting Bureau on Thursday.
Smith will take the party into the election in the #1 position.
Following him will be former MP Claude “Chaco” Peterson at #2 and former Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary Michael Somersall at #3.
The rest of the slate is, in descending order, Keith Gittens, Beverly Gibbs, Benjamin Bell, Tswana Nunes, Marva Sam, Viren Kotai, Linda York, Marylouse Rattan, Atwell Rey, and Alberto Bute.
“We are a party that was established to bring about good governance … and to raise the bar in Parliament. That is what we endeavoured to do in our term in office, that’s what we will continue to do,” said Smith.
Smith told reporters after the party’s official submission that there were several new persons running with SMCP. “We are very pleased they decided to run with us.”