Estates of Curaçao

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Estates of Curaçao
Staten van Curaçao
2nd Curaçaoan Estates
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Founded October 10, 2010 (2010-10-10)
Marcolino Franco
Seats 21
Estates political groups
Proportional Voting
Estates last election
19 October 2012
Latin: cum lege libertas

The Estates of Curaçao (Dutch: Staten van Curaçao) consist of 21 members, each elected for a four year term in a general election. The first Estates were installed on 10 October 2010, the date of the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, and consist of the members of the island council elected on 27 August 2010.

The first Speaker of the Estates was Ivar Asjes (Pueblo Soberano), while Amerigo Thodé (Movementu Futuro Korsou) was Vice Speaker.[1]


The speaker of the Estates is one of their members. A list of speakers is shown below:

Speaker Vice Speaker Period
Ivar Asjes (PS) Amerigó Thodé (MFK) 2010–2012[2]
Dean Rozier (Independent, former MFK) Anthony Godett (nl) (FOL) 2012[2]
Amerigó Thodé (MFK) Jaime Cordoba (PS) 2012[3]
Marcolino Franco (PAIS) Jaime Cordoba (PS) 2012–

2012 general election[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Curaçao's 19 October 2012 general election
National party Leader(s) Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Sovereign People (PS) Helmin Wiels 19,715 22.6 5 1 Increase
Movement for the Future of Curaçao (MFK) Gerrit Schotte 18,450 21.2 5
Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR) Emily de Jongh-Elhage 17,179 19.7 4 4 Decrease
Partido pa Adelanto I Inovashon Soshal (PAIS) Alex Rosaria 15,286 17.7 4 4 Increase
Party MAN (MAN) Eunice Eisden 8,294 9.5 2
National People's Party (PNP) Humphrey Davelaar 5,130 5.9 1
Party Workers' Liberation Front 30th of May (FOL) Anthony Godett 1,790 2.1 0 1 Decrease
Democratic Party (DP) + Labour Party People's Crusade (L) George Hernandez 1,127 1.3 0
Valid votes 87,058 99.58
Blank and invalid votes 370 0.42
Totals 87,428 100.00 21
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 116,857 74.82


  1. ^ - Nieuwe gouverneurs en regeringen beëdigd
  2. ^ a b "New Majority votes Asjes out". Today SXM. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nieuwe Staten begonnen" (PDF). Antilliaans Dagblad (in Dutch). 3 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 

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