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1979 Netherlands Antilles island council elections

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Island council elections were held in the Netherlands Antilles in April 1979. They were the eighth elections for the Island Council.[1]

Aruba

Results

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
People's Electoral Movement 18,55156.6012–1
Aruban People's Party6,06318.504+3
Aruban Patriotic Party4,86714.853–4
United Reform Party of Aruba3,1819.712New
UNA–PIA1130.340New
Total32,775100.0021
Source: Statistical Yearbook

Saba

General elections were held in Saba on 27 April 1979. The result was a victory for the Windward Islands People's Movement, which won all five Island Council seats.[2]

Results

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Windward Islands People's Movement48381.045+1
Saba People's Party11318.960New
Total596100.0050
Source: Johnson[2]

Sint Maarten

General elections were held in Sint Maarten on 27 April 1979 to elect the 5 members of the Island Council. The result was a victory for the Democratic Party, which won three of the five Island Council seats.[3]

Results

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Democratic Party2,12650.503–1
Sint Maarten Patriotic Movement1,44334.282New
Windward Islands People's Movement3668.6900
United Progressive Democratic Group2756.530New
Total4,210100.0050
Source: Lynch & Lynch[3]

References

  1. ^ "Politieke partijen en verkiezingen". Historia di Aruba (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Will, Johnson (2006). Dreaming big. Alkmaar: Falstaff Media. pp. 68–69, 174–175. ISBN 9077751327.
  3. ^ a b Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. pp. 41–42, 184–185. ISBN 0913441325.
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1979 Netherlands Antilles island council elections
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