2016 Curaçao general election

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General elections were held in Curaçao on 5 October 2016, having been postponed from 30 September due to Hurricane Matthew.[1][2] A total of thirteen parties participated.[3]

Electoral system[edit]

The 21 members of the Estates are elected by proportional representation.[4] Parties that won seats in the previous elections are allowed to participate, whilst primary elections are held to determine which other parties can run, with parties required to receive the equivalent of 1% of the vote at the previous elections in order to participate.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held prior to the elections for new parties or parties that had failed to win seats in the previous elections in 2012, with parties having to obtain the equivalent of 1% of the vote in the previous elections;[5] i.e. 870 votes.

The primary elections took place on 20 and 21 August 2016, with seven of the fifteen participating parties qualifying:[6]

Party Abbreviation Leader Votes Notes
Kòrsou di nos tur Amparo dos Santos 2,178 Qualified for the main elections
Movementu Patriótiko i Adelanto Sosial PAS Charles Cooper 1,543 Qualified for the main elections
Un Korsou Hustu Omayra Leeflang 1,361 Qualified for the main elections
Movementu Progresivo Marylin Moses 1,240 Qualified for the main elections
Movementu Kousa Promé Rene Rosalia 1,122 Qualified for the main elections
Democratic Party DP Geraldine Parris 1,094 Qualified for the main elections
Partido pro Kòrsou Ivar Asjes 965 Qualified for the main elections
Party Workers' Liberation Front 30 May FOL 622
Partido Reskate Integral Kòrsou PRIK 505
1 TIM MAGNO 378
Partido Aliansa Nobo 280
Movementu Revelashon Binti R16 273
Partido GOOL 205
Fórsa Elevá/Partido Kooperativista FE/PKP 62
Korsou, Un Pais Nobo UPN 49

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Partido MAN 12,839 16.23 4 +2
Movement for the Future of Curaçao 12,671 16.01 4 –1
Party for the Restructured Antilles 11,949 15.10 4 0
Korsou di Nos Tur 8,254 10.43 3 New
National People's Party 7,017 8.87 2 +1
Sovereign People 5,323 6.73 2 –3
Un Korsou Hustu 4,845 6.12 1 New
Movementu Progresivo 4,140 5.23 1 New
Partido pa Adelanto I Inovashon Soshal 3,654 4.62 0 –4
Movementu Patriótiko i Adelanto Sosial 3,452 4.36 0 New
Democratic Party 1,963 2.48 0 0
Movementu Kousa Promé 1,867 2.36 0 New
Pro Korsou 1,146 1.45 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,303
Total 80,423 100 21 0
Eligible to vote/turnout 120,456 66.76
Source: KSE

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections now on Wednesday Daily Herald - Sint Maarten, 30 September 2016
  2. ^ Announcement Government Of Curaçao: Date Elections 2016 Curaçao Chronicle, 3 February 2016
  3. ^ "Zeven partijen door naar 30 september" (in Dutch). Antilliaans Dagblad. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. ^ Political structure The Economist Intelligence Unit
  5. ^ Chairman of Curacao electoral council discusses upcoming general election Caribbean News Now, 12 July 2016
  6. ^ "Ondersteuning van kandidatentlijsten voor de Statenverkiezing van 30 september 2016 op 20 en 21 augustus 2016 Voorlopige uitkomst" (PDF). Hoofdstembureau Curaçao (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 August 2016.