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2016 Sint Maarten general election

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General elections were held in Sint Maarten on 26 September 2016.[1][2]

Electoral system

The 15 seats in the Estates were elected by proportional representation.[3] In order to participate in the election, new parties and parties without a seat in parliament were required to obtain at least 146 signatures; 1% of the valid votes of the 2014 parliamentary elections.[4]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
United People's Party 4,130 29.06 5 –2
National Alliance 3,778 26.59 5 +1
United St. Maarten Party 2,784 19.59 3 +1
Democratic Party 1,813 12.76 2 0
St. Maarten Christian Party 848 5.97 0 New
St. Maarten Development Movement 346 2.43 0 New
People’s Progressive Alliance 234 1.65 0 0
One St. Maarten People Party 203 1.43 0 0
Helping Our People Excel 75 0.53 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 385
Total 14,596 100 15 0
Electorate/turnout 22,302 65.45
Source: Daily Herald

References

  1. ^ "Snap elections now on Sept. 26, 2016" (PDF). The Daily Herald. 15 December 2015. p. 1.
  2. ^ "NA 5, UP 5, USP 3, DP 2". The Daily Herald. 27 September 2016. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ The Constitution Archived 2016-03-25 at the Wayback Machine Estates of Sint Maarten
  4. ^ "Election Ordinance - Government of Sint Maarten" (PDF). sintmaartengov.org.
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