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1971 Netherlands Antilles island council elections

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Island council elections were held in the Netherlands Antilles in 1971. They were the sixth elections for the Island Council,[1]

Aruba

General elections were held in Aruba in 1971. They were the first in which the People's Electoral Movement participated, after Gilberto Croes split from the AVP.

Results

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Aruban Patriotic Party12,04451.1411+1
People's Electoral Movement 8,09534.377New
Aruban People's Party3,41314.493–5
Total23,552100.00210
Source: Official Newsletter, Statistical Yearbook

Sint Maarten

General elections were held in Sint Maarten on 7 May 1971 to elect the 5 members of the Island Council. The result was a victory for the Democratic Party, which won four of the five Island Council seats.[2]

Results

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Democratic Party1,23459.444–1
Windward Islands People's Movement55226.591New
People's Progressive Movement29013.970New
Total2,076100.0050
Source: Lynch & Lynch[2]

References

  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. 40, 182. ISBN 0913441325.
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