Only Parties Already Registered May Postulate

PHILIPSBURG:— The Electoral Council hereby informs prospective political parties desirous of participating in the upcoming elections that:
In view of the postulation date of October 2, 2019, parties requesting to be registered at the Electoral Council, cannot postulate themselves on October 2, 2019, since their application for registration should have been submitted more than 6 weeks prior to postulation date in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 2 of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties.
Equally, any party that lost its reference and wishes to request it at this point, are also be excluded from participation in the upcoming snap elections.
The following political parties are currently eligible to participate in the upcoming elections:

 United Democrats
 The National Alliance (NA)
 United St. Maarten Party (US Party)
 Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP)
 People’s Progressive Alliance Association (P.P.A.)
 St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM)

For more information on the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, please visit the website of the Electoral Council :, or send an email to


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