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Curaçao General Election Results - 27 August 2010
Parliament Chamber, Curaçao

The Curaçao general election of 2010 (formally: Curaçao island council election of 2010) was held on 27 August 2010. Early elections for the Curaçao island council were necessary because the island council failed to approve the Constitution of Curaçao with a two-thirds majority in the first reading. Before it could be adopted by a simple majority in the second reading, the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands specified that a general election had to intervene.

Although the election was held for the island council of Curaçao, its newly elected members automatically became members of the Estates of Curaçao when Curaçao received country status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 10 October 2010.

Electoral System

The 21 members of the Estates are elected by proportional representation.

Results

Although the Party for the Restructured Antilles(PAR)  increased its number of seats from 7 to 8, the coalition it led lost its majority. Gerrit Schotte of the Movementu Futuro Korsou (MFK) formed a coalition with Movishon Antia Nobo (MAN) and Pueblo Soberano (PS) and thus became Curaçao's first Prime Minister on 10 October 2010.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 65.81%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System Proportional representation
Elected Members 21 members
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 74,340
Total Invalid Votes 1,231
Total Votes Cast 75,571
Registered Voters 114,832
Voter Turnout 65.81%
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Number Change
Party for the Restructured Antilles PAR 22,474 30.2% 8 +1
Movement for the Future of Curaçao MFK 15,953 21.5% 5 +5
Sovereign People PS 13,886 18.7% 4 +3
Partido MAN MAN 6,531 8.8% 2 -3
Party Workers' Liberation Front 30th of May FOL 4,813 6.5% 1 -1
National People's Party PNP 4,588 6.2% 1 -1
Democratic Party DP 3,048 4.1% 0
Partido pa Adelanto I Inovashon Soshal PAIS 2,202 3.0% 0
  Partido Laboral PL 509 0.7% 0
  Lista Niun Paso Atras NPA 336 0.5% 0
  Total Valid Votes   74,340 100% 21 -
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