Sint Maarten status referendum, 2000

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A status referendum was held on the island of Sint Maarten on 22 June 2000.[1]

Background[edit]

After the 1994 referendum failed to show support for a separate status for Sint Maarten, the island council of Sint Maarten organized a new referendum in June 2000. This referendum came out in favour of a separate status for Sint Maarten as a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and sparked a new series of referendums across the Netherlands Antilles.

Results[edit]

I am in favor of:

  1. Sint Maarten maintaining its present status;
  2. Sint Maarten remaining a part of a restructured Netherlands Antilles;
  3. Sint Maarten becoming a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
  4. Sint Maarten becoming an independent country.[2]
Choice Votes %
Maintaining the present status 332 3.72
Remaining a part of a restructured Netherlands Antilles 1,050 11.82
Becoming a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands 6,212 69.98
Independence 1,282 14.44
Invalid/blank votes 145
Total 9,021 100
Registered voters/turnout 16,193 55.70
Source: Direct Democracy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cahoon, Benjamin M. "Islands of the Netherlands Antilles: Sint Maarten". World Statesmen. Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2007-02-02. 
  2. ^ Sint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), 23 June 2000: Status Direct Democracy (German)