1979 Sint Maarten general election

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General elections were held in Sint Maarten on 27 April 1979 to elect the 5 members of the Island Council. The result was a victory for the Democratic Party, which won three of the five Island Council seats.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party 2,126 50.50 3 -1
Sint Maarten Patriotic Movement 1,443 34.28 2 New
Windward Islands People's Movement 366 08.69 0 0
United Progressive Democratic Group 275 06.53 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 4,210 100 5
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Lynch & Lynch[1]


  1. ^ a b Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. pp. 41–42, 184–185. ISBN 0913441325.