Party for the Restructured Antilles

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Partido Alternativa Real
Partido Antiá Restrukturá
(PAR)
Leader Eugène Rhuggenaath
Founded 1993
Headquarters Parera
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre
Colours Yellow
Estates of Curaçao
6 / 21
Website
www.parcuracao.com

The Party for the Restructured Antilles (Dutch: Partij voor Geherstructureerde Antillen, Papiamento: Partido Antiá Restrukturá, PAR) is a political party in Curaçao. Since 2016 it participates in elections as Partido Alternativa Real.[1] The party is with six seats the largest party in the Estates of Curaçao, following the 2017 elections.[2] With eight seats, PAR was the largest party in the first Estates of Curaçao, established in 2010 upon the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles.[3]

Netherlands Antilles[edit]

The party was formed in the aftermath of constitutional referendums held on the islands in the Netherlands Antilles in 1993, when a majority had voted against the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. At the legislative elections in the Netherlands Antilles, 18 January 2002, the party won 20.6% of the popular vote and 4 of 14 seats of the Curaçao constituency in the 22 seat Estates of Curaçao.[4] Its leader Etiënne Ys became prime minister of the Netherlands Antilles. When the party won five[5] and six[6] seats respectively in the Netherlands Antilles general election in 2006 and 2010 its leader Emily de Jongh-Elhage became the last Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles.

In the island council of the island territory Curaçao the party won five[7] and seven[8] seats respectively. In the last island council the party obtained 8 of the 21 seats. The island council continued as Estates of Curaçao upon the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in October 2010.

With the formation of the second Whiteman cabinet in November 2015 the PAR joined the government for the first time in five years.[9]

Election results[edit]

Year Votes  % Seats Position
1995 24,055 (1st) 34.18 8 Coalition
1999 15,948 (1st) 22.60 5 Coalition
2003 13,710 (2nd) 20.41 5 Opposition
2007 20,862 (1st) 28,02 7 Coalition
2010 22,474 (1st) 30.00 8 Oppostion
2012 17,179 (3rd) 19.7 4 Oppostion
2016 11,949 (3rd) 15.10 4 Coalition
2017 18,362 (1st) 23.2 6 not determined

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verslag Verkiezing Staten Curacao 2016" (PDF). Election Council (in Dutch). 
  2. ^ Sjoerd Klumpenaar (29 April 2017). "PAR wint verkiezingen Curaçao, Schotte derde partij". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eilandsraadverkiezingen 27 augustus 2010, definitieve uitslag". Burgerlijke Stand, Bevolking en Verkiezingen; Government of the Netherlands Antilles. Archived from the original on 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Totaaluitslag 2006". Main Electoral Office, Curaçao (Conseho Supremo Elektoral) (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Totaaluitslag 2002". Main Electoral Office, Curaçao (Conseho Supremo Elektoral) (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Totaaluitslag 2010". Main Electoral Office, Curaçao (Conseho Supremo Elektoral) (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Verkiezingsuitslag 2003". Main Electoral Office, Curaçao (Conseho Supremo Elektoral) (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Eilandsraadverkiezingen, 2007.". Main Electoral Office, Curaçao (Conseho Supremo Elektoral) (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kabinet Whiteman II beëdigd" (in Dutch). Antilliaans Dagblad. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 

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