Stanley Betrian

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Stanley Betrian
2nd Prime Minister of Curaçao
In office
29 September 2012 – 31 December 2012
GovernorFrits Goedgedrag
Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede (acting)
Preceded byGerrit Schotte
Succeeded byDaniel Hodge
Personal details
Born (1951-11-01) 1 November 1951 (age 68)[1]

Stanley Mario Betrian (born 1 November 1951)[1] is a Curaçaoan politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Curaçao, in an interim capacity. He was sworn in on 29 September by Acting Governor Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede.[2] He led the government until a cabinet was formed, following the elections of 19 October 2012.[3]

Netherlands Antilles[edit]

From 1983 to 1992, Betrian was executive vice-president of the Bank of the Netherlands Antilles and from 1992 to 1994 Lieutenant-Governor of Curaçao, when the island was still part of the Netherlands Antilles.[1]


The appointment of Betrian followed a period of political turmoil in Curaçao that started upon the creation of the new status of Curaçao as a semiautonomous "country" within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. After Gerrit Schotte submitted the resignation of his cabinet to Governor Frits Goedgedrag on August 3, 2012, the parliament was dissolved. However, the parliament remains in function until the elections. After a majority in parliament requested the governor to form an interim cabinet until an elected cabinet takes office, he appointed Dito Mendes as formateur.[4] On his advice, acting governor Van der Pluijm-Vrede (Goedgedrag was abroad for medical treatment)[5] accepted Schotte's resignation, which he had submitted in August, and appointed Betrian as Prime Minister in an interim capacity. Nonetheless, Schotte calls this a coup d'état and refused to leave his post.[6][7]

With the election, Betrian became prime minister in a demissionary capacity. Following the election, Betrian was succeeded by Daniel Hodge on 31 December 2012.

Political offices
Preceded by
Elmer Raynold Wilsoe
Lieutenant Governor of Curaçao
Succeeded by
Lizanne Marie Richards-Dindial
Preceded by
Gerrit Schotte
Prime Minister of Curaçao
Succeeded by
Daniel Hodge


  1. ^ a b c "Profiel Stanley Mario Betrian". (in Dutch). 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Breaking News: Interim Government Was Just Sworn In". Curaçao chronicle. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  3. ^ "PAIS en DP/Laboral door naar verkiezingen". Versgeperst (in Dutch). 9 September 2012. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ Press release on the information assignment to Mendes de Gouveia Archived 2012-10-21 at the Wayback Machine by the Governors Cabinet]
  5. ^ About the stay abroad of the governor, Governors Cabinet
  6. ^ 'There is no coup on the Curacao, Curaçao Chronicle
  7. ^ Crisis op Curaçao na "Staatsgreep", (dutch)
  8. ^ "Curaçao". Retrieved 30 September 2012.