Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten

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The Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten (Dutch: Gevolmachtigd Minister van Sint Maarten) represents the constituent country of Sint Maarten in the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The current Minister Plenipotentiary is Mathias Voges.[1]

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.[2]

List of Ministers Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten[edit]

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

Name Period Party
Mathias Voges 20 October 2010— DP[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mathias Voges selected minister plenipotentiary". The Daily Herald. 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Clijnje Heyliger heeft slim onderhandeld" (in Dutch). Caribiana.nl. 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-10-16.