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National Alliance
LeaderSilveria Jacobs
Deputy LeaderRodolphe Samuel
PresidentCedric James
Preceded bySint Maarten Patriotic Alliance
National Progressive Party
Youth wingNA Youth Wing
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Political positionCentre-left
Colours  White
Parliament of Sint Maarten
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Website
www.naparty.sx

The 'National Alliance' (Dutch: Nationale Alliantie) is a political alliance in Sint Maarten, formed by the Sint Maarten Patriotic Alliance and the National Progressive Party. It is one of main political parties within Sint Maarten.[2][3] At the legislative elections in the Netherlands Antilles, 18 January 2002, the alliance won 4.8% of the popular vote of Sint Maarten and 1 out of 22 seats. At the elections in the Netherlands Antilles of 27 January 2006, it won one extra seat.

After Sint Maarten became a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 2010, NA was part of the coalition of the Second Wescott-Williams Cabinet (2012-2013)[4] and the party leader William Marlin was Prime Minister in two cabinets between 2015 and 2017 (First and Second Marlin Cabinet. After the island was hit by Hurricane Irma in September 2017, Marlin and several of his ministers received a motion of no confidence in the Sint Maarten parliament due to his role in the negotiations with the Netherlands for aid funds and the anti fraud measures. While Marlin offered his resignation after the first motion of no confidence, he did not step down after the second, and the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom eventually instructed governor Eugene Holiday to immediately accept the resignation of the prime minister and replace him.[5] The coalition remains the same, and new elections were ordered.

On 3 January 2018 Silveria Jacobs was elected as the new party leader with Rodolphe Samuel as its deputy.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Loekie Morales: "Housing and jobs first!"". 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ List of political parties in Sint Maarten
  3. ^ 2014, July 7. 8 political parties registered for elections, Today, 15, 149.
  4. ^ "New ministers sworn in, NA-led Govt takes office". The Daily Herald. 2012-05-22.
  5. ^ Dept., Editorial. "UPDATE Kingdom Government orders Marlin's dismissal". www.thedailyherald.sx. Archived from the original on 2019-12-27. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  6. ^ "NA elects its first woman leader under theme 'Always Progressing'". The Daily Herald. 4 January 2018. Archived from the original on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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