A voting system based on the idea of “one man, one vote” is supported by President Chan Santokhi. This is in keeping with what the Constitutional Court has requested, Santokhi informed the media.
The chairman of the commission tasked with creating alternative Suriname electoral methods has now given the final report to Santokhi. According to the president, the final report will be considered during this week’s government summit and will be on the agenda for the government the following week. The government’s plan is then delivered to the legislature.
“The president is in favor of one person, one vote,” said Santokhi. It is an electoral system that must be chosen by a two-thirds majority and if it is up to the president, all 51 members of the assembly will vote for the new electoral system.
President Santokhi emphasizes that the new electoral system must comply with the ruling of the Constitutional Court. Otherwise there is a chance that people will go back to the Constitutional Court. Santokhi said that ultimately, politicians must support what the Constitutional Court actually intended and what society wants.