Bouterse willing to step down sooner
The new administration which will be run by VHP chairman Het Chandrikapersad Santokhi will get to work within 3 weeks. Sources from within the current government and the new coalition confirmed that President Desi Bouterse is willing to step down one month sooner than is legally required. Santhoki explained that the new coalition wants to start working as soon as possible because the country’s problems are alarming. During talks with Bouterse it became clear that the financial problems could result in disaster in all of the sectors within the nation’s economy. The nation’s future president explained that the country is in a situation of deadlines with regards to the payment of interest and loans. “All of these must happen in the transitional period. Good consultations are taking place to determine how to address the issue.” The new coalition has already established a financial commission which is busy coming up with models on how to pay all the debts. As soon as the new administration is in place, the crisis policy will be launched. The new government will take shape net Monday with the installation of the new members of parliament.