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1995 Netherlands Antilles island council elections

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1995 Netherlands Antilles island council elections

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All 51 seats in the island councils of Bonaire (9), Curaçao (21),
Saba (5), Sint Eustatius (5) and Sint Maarten (11)

Island council elections were held in the Netherlands Antilles on 7 April (Bonaire and Sint Maarten)[1] and 12 May 1995 (Curaçao, Saba and Sint Eustatius)[2] to elect the members of the island councils of its five island territories. The election was won by the Bonaire Democratic Party (5 seats) in Bonaire, the Party for the Restructured Antilles (8 seats) in Curaçao, the Saba Democratic Labour Movement (3 seats) in Saba, the Democratic Party Statia (3 seats) in Sint Eustatius, and the Democratic Party (7 seats) in Sint Maarten.

Results

Bonaire

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Bonaire Democratic Party (PDB) [?] [?] 5 +4
Bonaire Patriotic Union (UPB) [?] [?] 2 –4
Bonaire Social Party (Paboso) [?] [?] 2 0
Other parties [?] [?] 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 9 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Het Parool[1]

Curaçao

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR) 24,055 34.18 8 New
New Antilles Movement (MAN) 19,561 27.79 6 +3
National People's Party (PNP) 11,906 16.92 4 –6
Workers' Liberation Front (FOL) 6,841 9.72 2 –3
Democratic Party (DP) 4,654 6.61 1 –1
Soshal Independiente (SI) 1,719 2.44 0 0
Nos Patria (NP) 1,649 2.34 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 70,385 100 21 0
Registered voters/turnout 59.9
Source: Hoofdstembureau Curaçao,[3] NRC Handelsblad[4]

Saba

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Saba Democratic Labour Movement (SDLM) 346 54.75 3 +2
Windward Islands People's Movement (WIPM) 286 45.25 2 –2
Invalid/blank votes
Total 632 100 5 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Johnson[5]

Sint Eustatius

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party [?] [?] 3
Sint Eustatius Alliance [?] [?] 2
St. Eustatius Action Movement [?] [?] 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 5 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Lynch & Lynch[6]

Sint Maarten

The Democratic Party and the Sint Maarten Patriotic Alliance both won five seats, with the other seat in the 11-seat island council going to the Serious Alternative People's Party. The DP and SAPP agreed to form a coalition government.[7]

Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party (DP) Sarah Wescot-Williams 4,323 45.81 5 +2
Sint Maarten Patriotic Alliance (SPA) Vance James 4,177 44.26 5 +1
Serious Alternative People's Party (SAPP) Julian Rollocks 861 9.12 1 New
Progressive Labour Movement (PLM) Vacquelin Connor 76 0.81 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 99
Total 9,536 100 11 +2
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CaribTourism.net,[7] Lynch & Lynch,[8] Amigoe[9][10]

References

  1. ^ a b "Winst democraten eilandraad Bonaire". Het Parool (in Dutch). Delpher. 10 April 1995. p. 2. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Partij Pourier ook op Curaçao aan de macht". Reformatorisch Dagblad. Digibron. 15 May 1995. p. 3. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Eerdere verkiezingen". Hoofdstembureau Curaçao (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ Vries, Guido de (7 May 1999). "Curaçao naar de stembus: voor of tegen de premier". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  5. ^ Johnson, Will (2006). Dreaming big. Alkmaar: Falstaff Media. pp. 79–80, 179–180. ISBN 9077751327.
  6. ^ Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. p. 195. ISBN 0913441325.
  7. ^ a b "History of Sint Maarten". CaribTourism.net. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  8. ^ Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. pp. 191–193. ISBN 0913441325.
  9. ^ "Vier partijen dingen naar elf raadszetels". Amigoe (in Dutch). Delpher. 6 April 1995. p. 9. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Nieuwe partij op St. Maarten". Amigoe (in Dutch). Delpher. 28 February 1995. p. 2. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
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