Curacao Parliamentary Elections: March 19, 2021


The harbor in Willemstad, Curacao’s capital. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Mtmelendez (CC BY-SA 3.0)

KEY FACTS
Freedom House Rating
Free (Netherlands)
Government Type
Parliamentary Democracy; part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Population
149,600
UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Parliamentary Elections
March 19, 2021
PAST ELECTIONS
Snap Parliamentary Elections
April 28, 2017
Parliamentary Elections
October 5, 2016

Curacao has scheduled parliamentary elections for March 19, 2021. Voters will elect all 21 members of the Estates, Curacao’s unicameral parliament.

Political Context

Curacao is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It has full autonomy over internal affairs, while the Dutch government handles foreign and defense policy.

Curacao held snap parliamentary elections in April 2017, following the collapse of the government of Hensley Koeiman just seven weeks after it was sworn in. The next elections are set for March 19, 2021.

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Updated October 25, 2020

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