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Narrow won UP Sint-Maarten

Narrow won UP Sint-Maarten

The United People’s y (UP) is the narrow winner of the parliamentary elections on St. Maarten on Monday, were held.

UP received five of the fifteen seats in the parliament. As much as the National Alliance. The parties USP (three) and DP (two) divided the rest.

About 65 percent of the electorate has voted. It comes to a total of almost 15,000 persons. It was striking a lot of invalid votes; nearly four hundred.

Sint-Maarten is since 2010 a country within the Kingdom in addition to Curaçao, Aruba, and the Netherlands. In 2014 demanded the Netherlands more stringent control on the integrity of ministers as a result of two reports about the abuse of power and conflicts of interest within the government.

Another point of concern is that in recent years, many parliamentarians are themselves independent stated, that governments can easily fall. That is one of the causes of the political unrest on the island since 2010, five governments knew.

All elections are by the UP won, but by the many cases of zetelroof could the party is often not reign. The current prime minister William Marlin (National Alliance), who last year ascended the throne, it would be with revisions. But the ability to zetelroof still exists.

In addition, there were past few years a number of prominent cases of alleged stembusfraude forward. Politicians are suspected of buying votes. The court on the island addresses the following month a large stembusfraudezaak who in 2014 would have played out.

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