So we now have a new majority in Parliament consisting of eight members of Parliement - the Super 8 - that have now come together to do what Government could not do, namely break the impasse with the Dutch Kingdom government.
Remarkably, the group of eight is not asking for the departure of the Marlin-government. They commit to “spare the people of St. Maarten any further political uncertainty and any talk of elections during these difficult times.”
It is the first time in the political history of country St. Maarten that a so-called “new majority” does not grab the opportunity to bring down the government.
So basically, we now have a silent majority in the Parliament of St. Maarten. Silent in the sense that they are choosing not to exercise their power. Or will they? Time will tell.
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