Parliament of Curaçao

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Parliament of Curaçao

Parlamento di Kòrsou
3rd Curaçaoan Parliament
Parliament of Curaçao.png
Type
Type
History
Founded10 October 2010 (2010-10-10)
Leadership
Structure
Seats21
Curaçao Estates 2021.svg
Political groups
Government (13)
  •   MFK (9)
  •   PNP (4)

Opposition (8)

Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
19 March 2021
Motto
Latin: cum lege libertas
Website
www.parlamento.cw

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

The first chairman of the Parliament was Ivar Asjes (Pueblo Soberano), while Amerigo Thodé (Movementu Futuro Korsou) was the vice chairman.[2]

The current President of Parliament is Charetti America-Francisca.[3]

Speakers[edit]

The chairman of the Parliament is one of their members. A list of chairmen is shown below:

Speaker Vice Speaker Period
Ivar Asjes (PS) Amerigo Thodé (MFK) 2010–2012[4]
Dean Rozier (Independent, former MFK) Anthony Godett [nl] (FOL) 2012[4]
Amerigo Thodé (MFK) Jaime Córdoba (PS) 2012[5]
Marcolino Franco [nl] (PAIS) 2012–2015[6]
Humphrey Davelaar [nl] (PNP) 2015–2016[6]
Humphrey Davelaar [nl] (PNP) Jaime Córdoba (PS) 2016–2017[7]
Giselle McWilliam [nl] (MAN) Marilyn Alcalá-Wallé [nl] (PAR) 2017[8]
Gilmar Pisas (MFK) Norberto Ribeiro (KdnT) 2017[9]
Amerigo Thodé (MFK) Eduard Braam 2017[10]
William Millerson (PAR) Giselle McWilliam [nl] (Partido MAN) 11 May 2017–3 June 2020[11][12]
Ana-Maria Pauletta (PAR) 3 June 2020–11 May 2021[12]
Charetti America-Francisca (MFK) Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia [nl] (PNP) 11 May 2021-present[1]

2021 general election[edit]

Party Votes % ±pp Seats +/–
Movement for the Future of Curaçao 23,559 27.76 +7.88 9 +4
Real Alternative Party 11,778 13.88 –9.40 4 –2
National People's Party 10,563 12.45 +8.47 4 +4
Partido MAN 5,456 6.43 –13.99 2 –3
Kòrsou Esun Miho 4,537 5.35 New 1 New
Work for Curaçao 4,411 5.20 New 1 New
A Change for Curaçao 3,990 4.70 New 0 New
National Innovation Party 3,734 4.40 –0.93 0 –1
Curaçao with Vision 3,544 4.18 New 0 New
Kòrsou di Nos Tur 3,521 4.15 –5.29 0 –2
Movementu Kousa Promé 2,455 2.89 +0.39 0 0
Democratic Party 2,388 2.81 +2.81 0 0
Curaçao a New Dutch Municipality 2,245 2.65 New 0 New
Progressive Movement 1,462 1.72 –3.22 0 –1
Sovereign People 1,215 1.43 –3.71 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 1,052
Total 85,910 100 21 0
Registered voters/turnout 116,146 73.97 +7.57
Source: SECC

Building[edit]

Statengebouw Curaçao

The parliament is housed in the Statengebouw on the Julianaplein in Punda. The building has 21 steps representing the 21 seats.[13] Between 2010 and 2014, the parliament met in the building of the Island Council on Ansinghstraat, because the building was being renovated.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "21 new Members of Parliament sworn in". Curaçao Chronicle. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ RNW.nl - Nieuwe gouverneurs en regeringen beëdigd
  3. ^ https://nu.cw/2021/05/12/nieuwe-statenvoorzitter-america-wil-volwassen-politiek/
  4. ^ a b "New Majority votes Asjes out". Today SXM. 11 September 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Nieuwe Staten begonnen" (PDF). Antilliaans Dagblad (in Dutch). 3 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Davelaar Elected As Vice President Of Parliament". Curaçao Chronicle. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Davelaar nieuwe voorzitter". Antilliaans Dagblad (in Dutch). 2 November 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Giselle McWilliam New President Of Parliament". Curaçao Chronicle. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Gilmar Pisas Is Now Officially The New President Of Parliament". Curaçao Chronicle. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Amerigo Thode Is New President Of Parliament" (in Dutch). Curaçao Chronicle. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  11. ^ "William Millerson is nieuwe Statenvoorzitter" (in Dutch). Curaçao nieuws. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Pauletta wordt nieuwe statenvoorzitter". Curacao.nu. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Een Stadswandeling in Punda". Curaçao Activities (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Staten hopen vernieuwde zaal in maart te betrekken". Amigoe via Knipselkrant Curaçao (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 April 2021.

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