Feb. 26, 2018 Held

Sint Maarten

Country of Sint Maarten

Election for Staten (Sint Maarten Parliament)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:13,953
Valid Votes:13,552
Invalid Votes:303

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Democrats (United Democrats) 7 - 5,748


National Alliance (National Alliance) 5 - 4,139


United St. Maarten Party (United St. Maarten Party) 2 - - 1,788


St. Maarten's Christian Party (St. Maarten's Christian Party) 1 - 1,181


People's Progressive Alliance (People's Progressive Alliance) - - 280


St. Maarten Development Movement (St. Maarten Development Movement) - - 416

Election Results Modified: Jun 18, 2018

General Information

Sint Maarten: Parliament, 26 February 2018

At stake in this election:  

  • The 15 seats in the Sint Maarten parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King Willem-ALEXANDER (since 30 April 2013)
  • Queen’s Representative: Governor General Eugene HOLIDAY (since 10 October 2010)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sarah WESTCOTT-WILLIAMS (since 10 October 2010)
  • Assembly: Sint Maarten has a unicameral Parliament

Description of electoral system:

  • The King’s Representative (Governor General) is appointed by the monarch to serve a six-year term
  • The Prime Minister, after legislative elections, is usually the leader of the majority party (or coalition) and elected by the legislature
  • In the Parliament, the 15 members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms

Election Note:

  • The election is scheduled for 29 August 2014. The government’s term ends October 9, 2014.

Political entities in this electoral race:

  • National Alliance (NA)
    • Leader: Silveria JACOBS
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 4
  • St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM)
    • Leader: Benjamin ORTEGA
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: N/A
  • United Democrats (UD)
    • Leader: Theo HEYLIGER
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: N/A
  • People's Progressive Alliance (PPA)
    • Leader: Gracita ARRINDELL
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: N/A
  • United St. Maarten Party (US Party)
    • Leader: Frans RICHARDSON (US)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 2
  • St. Maarten's Christian Party (SMCP)
    • Leader: Wycliffe SMITH (OSPP)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0

Last election:

  • The last election to the parliament in Sint Maarten was held on 29 August 2014. The Democratic Party (DP) won 16.54% of the vote (2 seats in parliament) and the United People’s Party (UPP) won 42.46% (7 seats in parliament) and formed a governing coalition.  The National Alliance (NA) won 27.66% of the vote (4 seats), and the United Sint Maarten Party received 11.28% (2 seats).

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 37,224 (July 2014 est)
  • Registered Voters: 21,475 

Gender Data:

·         Is Sint Maarten a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Sint Maarten ratified CEDAW: N/A

·         Gender Quota: N/A

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 3 

·         Human Development Index Position: N/A

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Sint Maarten a signatory to CRPD: N/A

·         Has Sint Maarten ratified CRPD: N/A

·         Population with a disability: 5,583 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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