UPP win Sint Maarten election
The United People’s Party (UPP) has won the general election which took place on Friday. The UPP took seven of the 15 seats in the Estates of Sint Maarten, their legislature.
The first elections took place in 2010 and were won by the National Alliance (NA) who took seven seats against the UPP’s six seats. This time the National Alliance dropped to four seats.
Two other parties won seats on Friday, the Democratic Party (DP) won two seats and a new party, the United Sint Maarten Party also won two seats.
Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is the southern third of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The northern two thirds of the island is the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. The number of eligible voters in this election was 21,443 and there were 20 polling stations.