Island council (Netherlands)

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The island council (Dutch: eilandsraad) is a form of local government in special municipalities in the Caribbean Netherlands. It is similar to municipal council in the European part of the Netherlands. Currently three island councils exist in[1]

The island councils were already in existence as island councils of the Netherlands Antilles until their dissolution and became island councils of the Netherlands after that. Elections of the island council coincide with the elections for the States-Provincial of the Netherlands as the chosen representatives are expected to obtain the right to elect the Senate together with the representatives of the states provincial.

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