Estates of Curaçao

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Parliament of Curaçao
Staten van Curaçao
3rd Curaçaoan Parliament
Logo of the ((Estates of Curaçao.png
Type
Type
History
Founded 10 October 2010 (2010-10-10)
Leadership
Speaker
Structure
Seats 21
Composition of the Estates of Curacao (2017-2021).svg
Estates political groups

Government (12)

  •      PAR (6)
  •      MAN (5)
  •      PIN (1)

Opposition (9)

  •      MFK (5)
  •      KdNT (2)
  •      PS (1)
  •      MP (1)
Elections
Proportional voting
Estates last election
28 April 2017
Motto
Latin: cum lege libertas
Website
www.parlamento.cw

The Parliament of Curaçao (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.[1]

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[2]
Dean Rozier (Independent, former MFK) Anthony Godett (nl) (FOL) 2012[2]
Amerigo Thodé (MFK) Jaime Córdoba (PS) 2012[3]
Marcolino Franco (nl) (PAIS) Jaime Córdoba (PS) 2012–2015[4]
Marcolino Franco (nl) (PAIS) Humphrey Davelaar (nl) (PNP) 2015–2016[4]
Humphrey Davelaar (nl) (PNP) Jaime Córdoba (PS) 2016–2017[5]
Giselle McWilliam (MAN) Marilyn Acalá-Wallé (PAR) 2017[6]
Gilmar Pisas (MFK) Norberto Ribeiro (KdnT) 2017[7]
Amerigo Thodé (MFK) Eduard Braam 2017–[8]

2017 general election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 28 April 2017 Curaçaoan parliamentary election results
Party Lijsttrekker Votes % +/ Seats +/
Real Alternative Party PAR Eugene Rhuggenaath 18,368 23.3 +8.2 6 +2
MAN Party MAN Hensley Koeiman 16,070 20.4 +4.2 5 +1
Movement for the Future of Curaçao MFK Gerrit Schotte 15,706 19.9 +4.0 5 +1
Curaçao of Us All KdNT Amparo dos Santos 7,439 9.4 −1.0 2 −1
National Innovation Party PIN Suzy Camelia-Römer 4,200 5.3 New 1 +1
Sovereign People PS Jaime Córdoba 4,028 5.1 −1.6 1 −1
Progressive Movement MP Marilyn Moses 3,880 4.9 −0.4 1
A Just Curaçao UKH Omayra Leeflang 3,206 4.1 −2.0 0 −1
National People's Party PNP Humphrey Davelaar 3,099 3.9 −4.9 0 −2
The Cause First MKP René Rosalia 1,975 2.5 +0.1 0
Workers' Liberation Front / New Alliance Party FOL-PAN Amado Rojer 859 1.1 New 0
Total valid votes 78,830 100 21
Blank & invalid votes 1,138
Total 79,968
Registered voters & turnout 120,430 66.40
Source: Supreme Electoral Council of Curaçao

References[edit]

  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" (PDF). Antilliaans Dagblad (in Dutch). 3 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Davelaar Elected As Vice President Of Parliament". Curaçao Chronicle. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Davelaar nieuwe voorzitter" (in Dutch). Antilliaans Dagblad. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Giselle McWilliam New President Of Parliament". Curaçao Chronicle. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Gilmar Pisas Is Now Officially The New President Of Parliament". Curaçao Chronicle. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Amerigo Thode Is New President Of Parliament" (in Dutch). Curaçao Chronicle. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 

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