Published On: Wed, Aug 10th, 2016

Supreme Electoral Council: 21 political parties register for upcoming elections

P1060585WILLEMSTAD – Last Monday between 9 am and 4 pm all interested political groups and or individuals were able to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections of September 30 this year.

A total of 21 candidates list was officially presented to the Supreme Electoral Council (SEC).

8 of the 21 list have the maximum allowed number of candidates, which is 29. One list has 25 candidates; on another, there are 23 candidates; on two lists there are 19 candidates; other two there are 16; 3 lists have 10 candidates; and on other lists, there are respectively 7, 5, 3 and 1 candidates. Thus a total of 396 people that were nominated as candidates for the elections.

Of these 21 lists, 6 (PAR, PAIS, MFK, PNP, MAN and Pueblo Soberano) will automatically participate in the elections because they currently have representation in the Parliament of Curaçao.

The other 15 lists (DP, FOL, PAN, Korsou di nos tur, PAS, Pro Korsou, Un Korsou Hustu, Movementu Progresivo, Korsou Prome, 1 Tim Magno, Reskate-16, Korsou -Un Pais Nobo-, Partido Kooperativista i Patriotiko, PRIK and GOOL) will have to participate in the pre election round which will take place on August 20 and 21.

The Supreme Electoral Council expresses their satisfaction for the orderly manner in which everything took place and also for the political parties that kept themselves to the schedule.

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