Prime Minister of Curaçao

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The Prime Minister of Curaçao is the head of government of Curaçao. The post was created after the Netherlands Antilles had been dissolved on 10 October 2010 and Curaçao became a country (Dutch: land) within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Prime Minister, together with the his Council of Ministers and the Governor of Curaçao form the executive branch of the government of Curaçao.

Cabinet Schotte[edit]

Curaçao's first Prime Minister was Gerrit Schotte. His government stepped down upon losing a majority in the Estates of Curaçao, the unicameral legislature and continued to operate in a demissionary capacity, responsible for current affairs and called elections. The majority of the estates however demanded that he should be removed from his office before the elections. The motions to that effect were passed outside normal parliamentary procedure, as the president of the Estates did convene the estates before the elections.[1]

List of Prime Ministers of Curaçao[edit]

# Name Took office Left office Party
1 Gerrit Schotte
10 October 2010 29 September 2012 MFK
2 Stanley Betrian
29 September 2012 31 December 2012[2] Ind
3 Daniel Hodge
31 December 2012 7 June 2013[3] Ind
4 Ivar Asjes
7 June 2013 31 August 2015[4] PS
5 Ben Whiteman
31 August 2015[5] 23 December 2016 PS
6 Hensley Koeiman
23 December 2016[6] Incumbent MAN


  1. ^ "Governor lets the will of the majority prevail". Amigoe. 25 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Breaking News: Interim Government Was Just Sworn In". Curaçao chronicle. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Curacao heeft een tussenkabinet, dat vooral moet bezuinigen" (in Dutch). 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Regering Curaçao beëdigd" (in Dutch). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Asjes resigns as prime minister". The Daily Herald. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Curaçao Has A New Government". Curacao Chronicle. 23 December 2016.