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Curaçao General Election Results - 28 April 2017

Parliament Chamber, Curaçao

Early general elections were held in Curaçao on 28 April 2017 after the fall of the government led by Hensley Koeiman.

The previous general elections in 2016 resulted in the formation of a four-party coalition government consisting of MAN, the Real Alternative Party (PAR), the National People's Party (PNP) and Sovereign People (PS), headed by Hensley Koeiman of MAN. However, the PS withdrew from the coalition on 11 February 2017, causing it to lose its majority. Prime Minister Koeiman subsequently submitted his resignation to the governor. On 24 March 2017, Gilmar Pisas was sworn in as interim Prime Minister.

Electoral System

The 21 members of the Estates are elected by proportional representation. Parties that won at least one seat in the 2016 election were allowed to participate and a primary election was held to determine which other parties could run. These parties were required to win the equivalent of 1% of the votes casted in the previous general election in order to participate.

Political Parties

A total of 14 parties registered to contest the election. Six parties were without parliamentary representation and had to participate in the primary election on 18 and 19 March 2017. Parties that managed to win more than 792 votes (1% of the total votes in the 2016 election) qualified to participate in the election.


The Real Alternative Party (PAR) of Eugene Rhuggenaath won six of the 21 seats. Partido MAN (MAN) and Movement for the Future of Curaçao (MFK) each won five seats. Kòrsou di Nos Tur (KdNT) won two seats; and Partido Inovashon Nashonal (PIN), Sovereign People (PS), and Movementu Progresivo (MP) each won one seat.

Rhuggenaath was tasked to form a new coalition government by Governor Lucille George-Wout with his Party, Partido MAN and Partido Inovashon Nashonal. Rhuggenaath was sworn in as Prime Minister on 29 May 2017.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 66.40%.

System Proportional representation
Elected Members 21 members
Total Valid Votes 78,830
Total Invalid Votes 1,138
Total Votes Cast 79,968
Registered Voters 120,430
Voter Turnout 66.40%
PARTY MANIFESTOS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
MFK 2017 Manifesto
PAR 2017 Manifesto
PIN 2017 Manifesto
PNP 2017 Manifesto
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Number Change
Real Alternative Party PAR 18,368 23.3% 6 +2
Partido MAN MAN 16,070 20.4% 5 +1
Movement for the Future of Curaçao MFK 15,706 19.9% 5 +1
Kòrsou di Nos Tur KdNT 7,439 9.4% 2 −1
Partido Inovashon Nashonal PIN 4,200 5.3% 1 New
Sovereign People PS 4,028 5.1% 1 −1
Movementu Progresivo MP 3,880 4.9% 1 0
Un Kòrsou Hustu UKH 3,206 4.1% 0 −1
National People's Party PNP 3,099 3.9% 0 −2
Movementu Kousa Promé MKP 1,975 2.5% 0 0
Workers' Front – PAN FOL 859 1.1% 0 New
  Total Valid Votes   78,830 100% 21 -
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Real Alternative Party
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