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Curaçao General Election Results - 5 October 2016
Parliament Chamber, Curaçao

General elections were held in Curaçao on 5 October 2016, having been postponed from 30 September due to Hurricane Matthew. A total of thirteen parties participated.

Electoral System

The 21 members of the Estates are elected by proportional representation.Parties that won seats in the previous elections are allowed to participate, whilst primary elections are held to determine which other parties can run, with parties required to receive the equivalent of 1% of the vote at the previous elections in order to participate.

Political Parties

Primary elections were held prior to the elections for new parties or parties that had failed to win seats in the previous elections in 2012, with parties having to obtain the equivalent of 1% of the vote in the previous elections i.e. 870 votes.

The primary elections took place on 20 and 21 August 2016, with seven of the fifteen participating parties qualifying

Results

Partido MAN (MAN), Movement for the Future of Curaçao (MFK), and Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR), each won four seats of the 21 seats. Kòrsou di Nos Tur (KdNT) won three seats; while National People's Party (PNP) and Sovereign People (PS) each won two seats. Un Kòrsou Hustu (UKH) and Movementu Progresivo (MP) each won one seat.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 66.76%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System Proportional representation
Elected Members 21 members
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 79,120
Total Invalid Votes 1,303
Total Votes Cast 80,423
Registered Voters 120,456
Voter Turnout 66.76%
   
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SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Number Change
Partido MAN MAN 12,839 16.23% 4 +2
Movement for the Future of Curaçao MFK 12,671 16.01% 4 –1
Party for the Restructured Antilles PAR 11,949 15.10% 4 0
Kòrsou di Nos Tur KdNT 8,254 10.43% 3 New
National People's Party PNP 7,017 8.87% 2 +1
Sovereign People PS 5,323 6.73% 2 –3
Un Kòrsou Hustu UKH 4,845 6.12% 1 New
Movementu Progresivo MP 4,140 5.23% 1 New
Partido pa Adelanto I Inovashon Soshal PAIS 3,654 4.62% 0 –4
Movementu Patriótiko i Adelanto Sosial MPAS 3,452 4.36% 0 New
Democratic Party DP 1,963 2.48% 0 0
Movementu Kousa Promé MKP 1,867 2.36% 0 New
Partido Propósisto Korsou PK 1,146 1.45% 0 New
  Total Valid Votes   79,120 100% 21 -
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