Estates of Curaçao

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Estates of Curaçao
Staten van Curaçao
2nd Curaçaoan Estates
Logo of the ((Estates of Curaçao.png
Type
Type Unicameral
History
Founded October 10, 2010 (2010-10-10)
Leadership
Monarch King Willem-Alexander
Acting Governor Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede
Speaker Marcolino Franco
Structure
Seats 21
Estates political groups
  •      PS (5)
  •      MFK (5)
  •      PAR (4)
  •      PAIS (4)
  •      MAN (2)
  •      PNP (1)
Elections
Estates voting system Proportional Voting
Estates last election 19 October 2012
Motto
Latin: cum lege libertas
Website
www.parlamento.cw

The Estates of Curaçao (Dutch: Staten van Curaçao) consist of 21 members, each elected for a four year term in a general election. The first Estates were installed on 10 October 2010, the date of the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, and consist of the members of the island council elected on 27 August 2010.

The first Speaker of the Estates was Ivar Asjes (Pueblo Soberano), while Amerigo Thodé (Movementu Futuro Korsou) was Vice Speaker.1

Speakers

The speaker of the Estates is one of their members. A list of speakers is shown below:

Speaker Vice Speaker Period
Ivar Asjes (PS) Amerigó Thodé (MFK) 2010–20122
Dean Rozier (Independent, former MFK) Anthony Godett (FOL) 20122
Amerigó Thodé (MFK) Jaime Cordoba (PS) 20123
Marcolino Franco (PAIS) Jaime Cordoba (PS) 2012–

2012 general election

e • d Summary of the results of Curaçao's 19 October 2012 general election
National party Leader(s) Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Sovereign People (PS) Helmin Wiels 19,715 22.6 5 1 Increase
Movement for the Future of Curaçao (MFK) Gerrit Schotte 18,450 21.2 5
Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR) Emily de Jongh-Elhage 17,179 19.7 4 4 Decrease
Partido pa Adelanto I Inovashon Soshal (PAIS) Alex Rosaria 15,286 17.7 4 4 Increase
Party MAN (MAN) Eunice Eisden 8,294 9.5 2
National People's Party (PNP) Humphrey Davelaar 5,130 5.9 1
Party Workers' Liberation Front 30th of May (FOL) Anthony Godett 1,790 2.1 0 1 Decrease
Democratic Party (DP) + Labour Party People's Crusade (L) George Hernandez 1,127 1.3 0
Valid votes 87,058 99.58
Blank and invalid votes 370 0.42
Totals 87,428 100.00 21
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 116,857 74.82
Source: Versgeperst.com


References

  1. ^ RNW.nl - Nieuwe gouverneurs en regeringen beëdigd
  2. ^ a b "New Majority votes Asjes out". Today SXM. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nieuwe Staten begonnen". Antilliaans Dagblad (in Dutch). 3 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 

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