1983 Sint Maarten general election

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General elections were held in Sint Maarten on 6 May 1983. The Island Council seats increased from five to seven. The result was a victory for the Democratic Party, which won five of the seven Island Council seats.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party 3,342 66.85 5 +2
Sint Maarten Patriotic Movement 1,443 28.87 2 0
Partido Pro Penshonado 191 03.82 0 New
New Electoral Movement of Antilles 23 00.46 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 4999 100 7 +2
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. 42, 52, 185–186. ISBN 0913441325.