Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao

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The Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao (Dutch : Gevolmachtigd Minister van Curaçao) represents the constituent country (Dutch : land) of Curaçao in the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The current Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao is Anthony Begina. [1] The Minister Plenipotentiary and his cabinet are seated in the "Curaçaohuis" (Curaçao House) in The Hague (which was the location of the Antillenhuis before the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles). [2]

A significant difference between the Netherlands Ministers and the Ministers Plenipotentiary is that the former Ministers are accountable for their politics and policies to the Dutch parliament. The Ministers Plenipotentiary, however, are accountable to their national governments. Therefore, the Ministers Plenipotentiary usually do not resign in the event of a Dutch cabinet crisis. [3]

List of Ministers Plenipotentiary of Curaçao

The following table lists the Ministers Plenipotentiary of Curaçao that have been in office since Curaçao became a country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 2010:

NamePeriodParty
Sheldry Osepa 10 October 201013 February 2013 MFK
Roderick Pieters 13 February 20137 June 2013 PS
Marvelyne Wiels 7 June 201323 December 2016PS
Eunice Eisden 23 December 201613 April 2017 Partido MAN
Leendert Rojer 13 April 20171 June 2017
Anthony Begina 1 June 2017 PAR

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References

  1. "Aantreden Gevolmachtigde Minister Anthony Begina" (in Dutch). Kabinet van de Gevolmachtigde Minister van Curaçao. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. RNW.nl - Antillenhuis wordt Curaçaohuis Archived 2012-09-25 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles: Political relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands". Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties. Archived from the original on 2008-02-17. Retrieved 2007-10-13.