Sarah Wescot-Williams

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Sarah Wescot-Williams
1st Prime Minister of Sint Maarten
In office
10 October 2010 – 19 December 2014
GovernorEugene Holiday
DeputyTheodore Heyliger
William Marlin
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byMarcel Gumbs
President of Parliament
In office
October 10, 2014[1] – November 13, 2014[2]
Preceded bydrs. Gracita R. Arrindell
Succeeded byDr. Lloyd Richardson[3]
Leader of the Democratic Party Sint Maarten
Assumed office
Preceded byClaude Wathey
Personal details
BornSaint Martin (France)[4]
Political partyDemocratic Party Sint Maarten
Alma materLa Salle University
WebsiteGovernment website

Sarah A. Wescot-Williams (born 8 April 1956)[5] is the leader of the Democratic Party of Sint Maarten and the first Prime Minister of Sint Maarten. Even though her party only managed to secure two seats in the Sint Maarten general election of 2010, she was selected as Prime Minister in the coalition agreement between United People and the Democratic Party.[6]

Following the collapse of the first Wescot-Williams cabinet in April 2012, she was again designated Prime Minister in the second Wescot-Williams cabinet installed on 21 May 2012.[7][8][9] On 19 December 2014 Wescot-Williams was succeeded as prime minister by Marcel Gumbs.


  1. ^ Sarah elected as the new President of Parliament The Daily Herald
  2. ^ Sarah tenders her resignation The Daily Herald
  3. ^ MP Dr. Lloyd Richardson voted in as President of Parliament
  4. ^ "Sarah Wescot – Williams, Prime Minister Sint Maarten, D.W.I." Government of Sint Maarten. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  5. ^ Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. p. 102. ISBN 0913441325.
  6. ^ – Wescot verrassende eerste premier Sint Maarten
  7. ^ "Formatie op Sint Maarten van start". RNW. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Nieuwe regeringscoalitie Sint Maarten". RNW. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  9. ^ "New ministers sworn in, NA-led Govt takes office". The Daily Herald. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 23 May 2012.

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