St.Maarten Prosecutor’s Office orders fact-finding investigation into vote-fraud during September 26 parliamentary elections

PHILIPSBURG – On September 26, 2016 the people of St. Maarten went to the polls to elect a new parliament, the Public Prosecution Service said in a press statement on Friday.

“The Prosecutor’s Office meanwhile received indications that voters may have been bribed to cast their vote for a particular party or person. In light of this new development the Prosecutor’s Office calls on anyone who has information about any suspicious situation concerning vote buying that may have taken place, or who were approached to accept money or any other type of goods or favors, to please contact the National Detectives Agency (Landsrecherche) at 526-2242. All information will be handled confidentially.”

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