Category: St. Maartin, The Netherlands

Nationalist Alliance dominates Sint Maarten 2020 general elections

The Nationalist Alliance (NA) dominated the snap general election of Sint Maarten, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean, held last 9 January 2020. The election was conducted two years earlier than scheduled following the dissolution of the Second Marlin-Romeo cabinet in September 2019.

The location of St. Maarten

The Nationalist Alliance was able to secure six seats through proportional after generating 35.20 percent of the total 13,222 valid votes. This is being followed by the United People’s Party with 24.4 percent of the valid votes making it eligible to four seats.

Other contenders are the United St. Maarten Party and Party for Progress both with two seats; The United Democrats with 1 seat; and St. Maarten Christian Party and the People’s Progressive Alliance which both failed to secure at least a seat.

The minimum vote required to secure a seat is only 889.

St. Maarten has 23,106 eligible voters and a turnout of 59 percent.

Supporters campaigning for their candidates. Source: St. Maarten

St. Maarten is a a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Monarch of the Netherlands is head of state and is represented locally by a Governor. It is largely autonomous in internal affairs though the Netherlands remains responsible for international affairs and defense. Population is 41,486 with a GDP per capita of $66,800

Source: The Government of St. Maarten