|Kiva polls political preference of Curaçao people in the Netherlands|
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:18|
THE HAGUE — Kiva, an organized interest group for Curaçao students and graduates in the Netherlands, holds mock elections to gain insight into the political preference of Curaçao people living abroad. The results of the internet poll will be made known on Friday.
According to John Samson from Kiva, Curaçao people in the Netherlands are more than ever before interested in Curaçao politics, partly due to the political restructuring but mainly because of the negative reports on Curaçao. However, they are not allowed to vote officially because it regards a relatively large group that could have a huge impact on the results. “Some people think it’s logical they can’t vote but there’s a group that actually regrets it cannot cast a vote. This group believes that in view of the bond with the island Curaçao people living abroad should be allowed to have a say in the future of the island”, Samson wrote in a statement from Kiva. “Through this opinion poll all Curaçao people living abroad can be vocal. It’ll be interesting to know to which extent the results of the poll will differ from the election result.”
The opinion poll is held via internet. In cooperation with students’ association ABC Compas, the association for Curaçao family doctors in the Netherlands MSPL and the organized interest groups Sabana and WeLead, Kiva incites all Curaçao people living abroad to register next Thursday at the latest via www.kivacuracao.com/vota2012, where information on the various parties can also be found.