2017 Curaçao general election

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Curaçao general election, 2017
Curaçao
← 2016 28 April 2017 (2017-04-28) 2021 →
Turnout66.40%
Party Leader % Seats ±
PAR Eugene Rhuggenaath 23.3 6 +2
MAN Hensley Koeiman 20.4 5 +1
MFK Gerrit Schotte 19.9 5 +1
KdNT Amparo dos Santos 9.4 2 -1
PIN Suzanne Camelia-Römer 5.3 1 New
PS Jaime Córdoba 5.1 1 -1
MP Marilyn Moses 4.9 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before
Gilmar Pisas
MFK

Early general elections were held in Curaçao on 28 April 2017 after the fall of the government led by Hensley Koeiman.

Background[edit]

The previous general elections in 2016 resulted in the formation of a four-party coalition government consisting of MAN, the Real Alternative Party (PAR), the National People's Party (PNP) and Sovereign People (PS), headed by Hensley Koeiman of MAN.[1] However, the PS withdrew from the coalition on 11 February 2017, causing it to lose its majority. Prime Minister Koeiman subsequently submitted his resignation to the governor.[2] On 24 March 2017 Gilmar Pisas was sworn in as interim Prime Minister.[3]

Electoral system[edit]

The 21 members of the Estates are elected by proportional representation.[4] Parties that won at least one seat in the 2016 election were allowed to participate and a primary election was held to determine which other parties could run. These parties were required to win the equivalent of 1% of the votes cast in the previous general election in order to participate.

Primary election[edit]

A total of 14 parties registered to contest the election. Six parties were without parliamentary representation and had to participate in the primary election on 18 and 19 March 2017.[5] Parties that won more than 792 votes (1% of the total votes in the 2016 election) qualified to participate in the election.

Party Leader Votes % of 2016 turnout Qualified
Partido Inovashon Nashonal Suzy Camelia-Römer 2,660 3.36 Yes
Movementu Kousa Promé René Rosalia 1,218 1.54 Yes
Workers' Liberation Front–Partido Aliansa Nobo Amado Rojer 1,124 1.42 Yes
Democratic Party Geraldine Scheperboer-Parris 603 0.76 No
Movementu PUSH Kòrsou Ydellienne Heerenveen 501 0.63 No
Liberashon Klàsiko Komunidat di Kòrsou 859 0.14 No
Total valid votes 6,219
Source: Supreme Electoral Council of Curaçao

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Real Alternative Party 18,368 23.3 6 +2
Partido MAN 16,070 20.4 5 +1
Movement for the Future of Curaçao 15,706 19.9 5 +1
Kòrsou di Nos Tur 7,439 9.4 2 −1
Partido Inovashon Nashonal 4,200 5.3 1 New
Sovereign People 4,028 5.1 1 −1
Movementu Progresivo 3,880 4.9 1 0
Un Kòrsou Hustu 3,206 4.1 0 −1
National People's Party 3,099 3.9 0 −2
Movementu Kousa Promé 1,975 2.5 0 0
Workers' Front–PAN 859 1.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,138
Total 79,968 100 21 0
Eligible to vote/turnout 120,430 66.40
Source: Supreme Electoral Council of Curaçao

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tension Between Coalition Partners Curaçao Chronicle, 9 February 2017
  2. ^ Curacao govt. collapses; new elections coming in April NL Times, 13 February 2017
  3. ^ "Pisas beëdigd als nieuwe premier Curaçao" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 24 March 2017.
  4. ^ Political structure The Economist Intelligence Unit
  5. ^ Update: 14 Parties Participate In The Upcoming Election Curaçao Chronicle, 9 March 2017