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Second Marlin-Romeo cabinet

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Second Marlin-Romeo cabinet

8th Cabinet of Sint Maarten
Date formed25 June 2018
Date dissolved19 November 2019
People and organisations
Head of stateWillem-Alexander
Head of governmentLeona Marlin-Romeo
Wycliffe Smith
Member partiesUnited Democrats (UD)
St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP)
Election(s)2018 election
PredecessorMarlin-Romeo I
SuccessorJacobs cabinet

The Second Marlin-Romeo cabinet was the 8th cabinet of Sint Maarten. It was part of the executive branch of the Sint Maarten Government and was formed by a coalition of the political parties United Democrats and the St. Maarten Christian Party.[1][2]

The cabinet succeeded the First Marlin-Romeo cabinet following the 2018 general elections, and was installed by Governor Eugene Holiday on 25 June 2018.[3] The cabinet lost its majority on 9 September 2019 when Franklin Meyers, faction leader of the UD, left his party to become an independent Member of Parliament. On 22 September 2019, UD members of parliament Luc Mercelina and Chanel Brownbill followed suit, which led to the collapse of the second cabinet Marlin-Romeo.[4]


The cabinet is composed as follows:

Main office-holders
Office Name Party Since
Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo UD 25 June 2018
Wycliffe Smith SMCP 10 October 2019[5]
Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, and Environment Miklos Gitterson UD 25 June 2018
Chris Wever UD 30 August 2019[6]
Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings UD 25 June 2018
Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever UD 25 June 2018
Perry Geerlings UD 10 October 2019[5]
Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Stuart Johnson UD 25 June 2018
Minister of Healthcare, Social Development, and Labor Emil Lee UD 25 June 2018
Chris Wever UD 10 October 2019[5]
Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports Wycliffe Smith SMCP 25 June 2018
Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten Jorien Wuite UD 25 June 2018
Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten Michael Somersall SMCP 25 June 2018


  1. ^ "UD and SMCP signed formation agreement on close to midnight on Thursday". SMN News. 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "United Democrats, SMCP sign coalition agreement". The Daily Herald. 6 April 2018.
  3. ^ "New cabinet to be sworn-in Monday". The Daily Herald. 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Update: NA, US party, Mercelina, Brownbill form new nine-member coalition". The Daily Herald. 23 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Smith appointed Prime Minister". The Daily Heral. 11 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Chris Wever to be sworn in as new VROMI minister". The Daily Herald. 30 August 2019.
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