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1959 Netherlands Antilles island council elections

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Island council elections were held in the Netherlands Antilles in 1959. They were the third elections for the Island Council.[1]


Four parties participated, three of which had participated in 1955; the Aruban Patriotic Party (PPA), Aruban People's Party and the Aruba National Union. The Christian Democratic Party, a breakaway from the PPA, also contested the elections and won a single seat.


Aruban Patriotic Party9,89357.1712–3
Aruban People's Party4,89928.316+3
Aruba National Union1,6099.302–1
Christian Democratic Party9055.231New
Valid votes17,30698.70
Invalid/blank votes2281.30
Total votes17,534100.00
Registered voters/turnout19,08491.88
Source: Hartog[2]

Sint Maarten

General elections were held in Sint Maarten on 25 May 1959. The result was a victory for the Democratic Party, which won four of the five Island Council seats.[3]


Democratic Party39263.8440
National People's Party14924.2710
Windward Islands People's Party6911.240New
C. Hassell-Wilson40.650New
Source: Lynch & Lynch[3]


  1. ^ "Politieke partijen en verkiezingen". Historia di Aruba (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ Johannes Hartog (1961) History of the Netherlands Antilles: Aruba, past and present, p434
  3. ^ a b Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. pp. 38–39, 180. ISBN 0913441325.
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