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2010 Sint Maarten general election

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Early general elections were held in Sint Maarten on 17 September 2010 to elect the 15 members of the Island Council. The National Alliance led by William Marlin emerged as the largest party, winning 7 of the 15 seats.[1] However, a coalition government was formed by the Democratic Party and the United People's Party. Despite only having won two seats, the Democratic Party's Sarah Wescot-Williams became Prime Minister.[2]

Background

Early elections were needed because the Island Council was enlarged from 11 to 15 seats.[3]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Alliance 6,273 45.87 7 +2
United People's Party 4,936 36.09 6 New
Democratic Party 2,340 17.11 2 –4
Concordia Political Alliance 127 0.93 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 333
Total 14,009 100 15 +4
Registered voters/turnout 19,601 71.47
Source: Election Passport

Aftermath

The Island Council was converted into the Estates of Sint Maarten after Sint Maarten received country status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 10 October 2010.

References

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