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1951 Netherlands Antilles island council elections

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Island council elections were held in the Netherlands Antilles in 1951. They were the first elections for the Island Council,[1] and followed the establishment of the Island Councils of the Netherlands Antilles through the Islands Regulation of the Netherlands Antilles (ERNA).


General elections were held in Aruba in June 1951. Five parties participated; the Aruban People's Party, the Aruban Patriotic Party, the Aruba Independence Party and – following a split in 1949 – a Catholic and Protestant branch of the Aruba National Union.


Aruban People's Party4,51035.328
Aruban Patriotic Party4,44534.818
Aruba National Union I1,86614.613
Aruba National Union II1,43011.202
Aruba Independence Party5194.060
Registered voters/turnout14,558
Source: Official Newsletter, Historia di Aruba

Sint Maarten

General elections were held in Sint Maarten on 4 June 1951, the island's first elections based on universal suffrage. The result was a victory for the National People's Party, which won four of the five Island Council seats.[2]


National People's Party35772.564
Democratic Party13527.441
Valid votes49295.91
Invalid/blank votes214.09
Total votes513100.00
Registered voters/turnout59985.64
Source: Lynch & Lynch[2]


  1. ^ "Politieke partijen en verkiezingen". Historia di Aruba (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. pp. 38, 179. ISBN 0913441325.
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1951 Netherlands Antilles island council elections
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