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2003 Netherlands Antilles island council elections

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2003 Netherlands Antilles island council elections
Netherlands Antilles
← 1999 9 May 2003 (Leeward Antilles)
23 May 2003 (SSS islands)
2007 →

All 51 seats in the island councils of Bonaire (9), Curaçao (21),
Saba (5), Sint Eustatius (5) and Sint Maarten (11)
Party Leader % Seats ±
Bonaire Elected in Bonaire
UPB Ramonsito Booi ~66.7% 6 +2
PDB Jopie Abraham ~33.3% 3 -1
Curaçao Elected in Curaçao (top 2)
FOL Anthony Godett 33.86% 8 +4
PAR Etienne Ys 20.41% 5 0
Saba Elected in Saba
WIPM Ray Hassell 47.30% 3 -1
SUDP Steve Hassell 36.83% 2 New
Sint Eustatius Elected in Sint Eustatius
DPS Julian Woodley ~60.0% 3 +1
PLP Clyde van Putten ~40.0% 2 New
Sint Maarten Elected in Sint Maarten (top 2)
DP Sarah Wescot-Williams 48.38% 6 -1
NA William Marlin 38.78% 4 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

Island council elections were held in the Netherlands Antilles on 9 May (Bonaire and Curaçao)[1] and 23 May 2003 (SSS islands)[2][3] to elect the members of the island councils of its five island territories. The election was won by the Bonaire Patriotic Union (6 seats) in Bonaire, the Workers' Liberation Front (8 seats) in Curaçao, the Windward Islands People's Movement (3 seats) in Saba, the Democratic Party Statia (3 seats) in Sint Eustatius, and the Democratic Party (6 seats) in Sint Maarten.

Results

Bonaire

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Bonaire Patriotic Union [?] [?] 6 +2
Bonaire Democratic Party [?] [?] 3 –1
Other parties [?] [?] 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 9 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: NU.nl[4]

Curaçao

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Workers' Liberation Front (FOL) 22,745 33.86 8 +4
Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR) 13,710 20.41 5 0
People's Crusade Labour Party (PLKP) 8,785 13.08 3 –1
National People's Party (PNP) 7,153 10.65 2 –3
New Antilles Movement (MAN) 6,274 9.34 2 0
Lista Niun Paso Atras (LNPA) 3,819 5.69 1 New
Democratic Party (DP) 2,519 3.75 0 0
Organisashon pa Restorashon di Un i Tur (ORDU) 2,168 3.23 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 948
Total 68,121 100 21 0
Registered voters/turnout 109,629 62.14
Source: Hoofdstembureau Curaçao[5]

Saba

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Windward Islands People's Movement 298 47.30 3 –1
Saba United Democratic Party 232 36.83 2 New
Saba Labour Party 100 15.87 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 630 100 5 0
Registered voters/turnout 707 89.11
Source: The Daily Herald,[6] Saba Tourist Bureau[7]

Sint Eustatius

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party [?] [?] 3 +1
Progressive Labour Party [?] [?] 2 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 5 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: The Daily Herald,[8] Lynch & Lynch[9]

Sint Maarten

Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party Sarah Wescot-Williams 4,919 48.38 6 –1
National Alliance William Marlin 3,943 38.78 4 New
People's Progressive Alliance Gracita Arrindell 1,169 11.50 1 New
United People's Labor Party Edwin Maduro 96 0.94 0 New
National Democratic Party Theophilus Priest 41 0.40 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 10,168 100 11 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: SXM Elections[10]

References

  1. ^ "Kiezers Curaçao en Bonaire naar de stembus". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 9 May 2003. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  2. ^ Pasterkamp, Riekelt (23 May 2003). "Godett: Pim Fortuyn van de Antillen". Reformatorisch Dagblad (in Dutch). Digibron. p. 5. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Island Council". governorsxm.com. Archived from the original on 20 March 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2021. Island council elections on St. Maarten were last held on May 23, 2003.
  4. ^ "Omstreden arbeiderspartij wint verkiezingen Curaçao". NU.nl (in Dutch). 10 May 2003. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Verkiezing Eilandsraad Curaçao 2003". Hoofdstembureau Curaçao (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Main voting bureau Saba confirms count". The Daily Herald. Internet Archive. 6 June 2003. p. 6. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Election Results 2003". Saba Tourist Bureau. Archived from the original on 10 July 2003. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  8. ^ "DP and PLP both lose one vote in final count". The Daily Herald. 26 April 2007. p. 10.
  9. ^ Lynch, Edgar H.; Lynch, Julian C. (1999). Know Your Political History (Rev. ed.). Philipsburg, St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publ. p. 195. ISBN 0913441325.
  10. ^ "Election Year 2003 Results". SXM Elections. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
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