ElectionGudie

Oct. 5, 2016 Held

Curacao

Country of Curacao

Election for Staten van Curacao (Estates of Curacao)

Results

Cast Votes:79,060
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Partido MAN (Movementu Antia Nobo) 4 12822

Movementu Futuro Korsou 4 12676

Partido Alternativa REAL 4 11945

Korsou di Nos Tur 3 8250

Partido Nashonal di Pueblo 2 6992

Pueblo Soberano 2 5293

Un Korsou Hustu 1 4822

Movementu Progresivo 1 4137

Partido Adelanto Inovativo Solidario 0 3651

Partido Alianso Sosial 0 3445

Partido Demokrat 0 1966

Movementu Kousa Prome 0 1924

Partido Pro Korsou 0 1137

More Info:

Curaçao: Parliamentary Election, 5 October 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 21 seats in the Staten van Curaçao (Estates of Curaçao)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King WILLEM-ALEXANDER (since 30 April 2013); represented by Governor Lucille A. GEORGE-WOUT (since 4 November 2013)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bernard WHITEMAN (since 1 September 2015)[1]
  • Assembly: Curaçao has a unicameral Staten van Curaçao (Estates of Curaçao) composed of 21 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the Estates of Curaçao are directly elected by proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms.

Note: To be eligible to contest parliamentary elections, political parties that are not represented in parliament are required to compete in a pre-election round of voting and must receive at least 1% of the valid votes cast in the previous parliamentary election.

Last Election:

  • Elections were last held on 19 October 2012. Pueblo Soberano and Movementu Futuro Korsou won 5 seats each, Partido Antia Restruktura and Partido pa Adelanto/Inovashon Soshal each won 4, Movishon Antia Nobo won 2, and Partido Nashonal di Pueblo won 1.

Main parties in the election:

  • Partido Nashonal di Pueblo (PNP)
    • Leader: Humphrey DAVELAAR
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Pueblo Soberano (PS)
    • Leader: Jaime CORDOBA
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Partido Alternativa REAL (PAR)
    • Leader: Zita JESUS-LEITO
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Partido Adelanto Inovativo Solidario (PAIS)
    • Leader: Alex ROSARIA
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Movementu Futuro Kórsou (MFK)
    • Leader: Gerrit SCHOTTE
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Partido MAN (Movementu Antia Nobo)
    • Leader: Hensley KOEIMAN
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Partido Demokrat
    • Leader: Geraldine SCHEPERBOER-PARIS
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Un Kórsou Hustu (A Just Curaçao)
    • Leader: Omayra LEEFLANG
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Partido Alianso Sosial (PAS)
    • Leader: Charles COOPER
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Movementu Kousa Promé
    • Leader: Rene ROSALIA
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Partido Pro Kórsou
    • Leader: Ivar ASJES
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Kórsou di Nos Tur
    • Leader: Amparo DOS SANTOS
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Movementu Progresivo
    • Leader: Marilyn MOSES
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 148,406 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 116,857 (2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 77,393 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Curaçao a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Curaçao ratified CEDAW: N/A

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (23.81%)

·         Human Development Index Position: N/A

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Curaçao a signatory to CRPD: N/A

·         Has Curaçao ratified CRPD: N/A

·         Population with a disability: 22,260 (est.)


[1] Former Prime Minister Ivar ASJES resigned 31 August 2015.