Workers' Liberation Front (Curaçao)

The Workers' Liberation Front (Dutch: Arbeiders Bevrijdingsfront, Papiamento: Frente Obrero Liberashon, FOL), officially the 30th of May Workers' Liberation Front Party (Dutch: Arbeiders Bevrijdingsfront van 30 mei, Papiamento: Partido Frente Obrero Liberashon 30 Di Mei), is a social-democratic populist political party in Curaçao founded in 1969. The party participated in the general elections for the Curaçao constituency in the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles and the Curaçao Island council until the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010. After losing its seat in the Estates of Curaçao following the 2012 Curaçao general election, the party is not represented anymore in the Curaçao legislature.[3]

Workers' Liberation Front
Frente Obrero Liberashon
LeaderAnthony Godett (1995-2016)
Founded5 June 1969; 53 years ago (1969-06-05)[1]
HeadquartersKanga, Willemstad, Curaçao
IdeologySocial democracy[2]
Populism
Political positionCentre-left to Left-wing
Regional affiliationCOPPPAL (Observer)
ColoursOrange
Slogan'Sin Miedu' (Without Fear)

Netherlands AntillesEdit

The party was founded in 1969 and named after the riots/uprising of 30 May. When Wilson Godett and Stanley Brown were elected in the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles, they were still in jail for their connections with the riots; but their upcoming membership in the Estates set them free.[1] During the 2002 and 2006 elections respectively, the party won 5 and 2 of the 14 Curaçao-seats in the 22 seat Estates of the Netherlands Antilles,[4][5] but during the 2010 election the party failed to obtain any seats.[6]

In 2003, the party obtained eight seats and became the largest party in the 21-seat island council (with 34% of the vote),[7] dropping to 2 seats in 2007.[8] The party delivered two prime-ministers of the Netherlands Antilles: Ben Komproe and Mirna Louisa-Godett. The latter was only appointed as Governor Frits Goedgedrag refused to inaugurate her brother (and son of Wilson Godett) Anthony Godett [nl]. The single seat[9] the party obtained in the Island council election of 2010 (held by Anthony Godett) automatically became a seat in the Estates of Curaçao upon the Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010.

Election resultsEdit

During the elections of 2012, the party participated in the elections, obtaining 1,790 votes (2.1%). This was not enough for a seat. The party participated in order to qualify for participating in the elections in 2016 and 2017, in which it needed to obtain 870 and 792 votes respectively (1% of the turnout in the previous elections). The party did not manage to do so in 2016 (with 622 votes), but in 2017 it did, in a joint list with Partido Aliansa Nobo (1,124 votes). It did not obtain a seat in the parliament in the 2017 elections.

Election Votes % Seats +/– Leader
1969
3 / 12
  3 Wilson Godett
1973
3 / 12
  0
1977
3 / 12
  0
1979
0 / 12
  3
1982
0 / 12
  0
1985
1 / 14
  1
1990
3 / 14
  2
1994 general election
0 / 14
  3
12 May 1995 6,841 9.72
2 / 21
  3 Anthony Godett
1998
2 / 14
  2
7 May 1999 12,631 17.90
4 / 21
  2
18 January 2002 18,383 22.24
5 / 14
  3
9 May 2003 22,745 33.86
8 / 21
  4
27 January 2006 9,582 13.59
2 / 14
  3
20 April 2007 7,648 10.27
2 / 21
  6
22 January 2010 4,354
0 / 14
  2
27 August 2010 4,813 6.47
1 / 21
  1
19 October 2012 1,790 2.06
0 / 21
  1
28 April 2017 859 1.09
0 / 21
  0
Curaçao island council elections
Year Leader Seats +/– seats Rank Votes %
1971 Wilson Godett
3 / 21
  3 3rd (out of 5) ? ?
1975
8 / 21
  5 ? ? ?
1979
1 / 21
  7 5th (out of 5)
1983
1 / 21
  0 4th (out of 4) ? ?
1987
1 / 21
  0 5th (out of 5) 5,386 7.56%
1991
5 / 21
  4 2nd (out of 5) 16,603 23.54%

CandidatesEdit

2007 2010 2012[10]
Nr. Name Sex Votes Nr. Name Sex Votes Nr. Name Sex Votes
1. Anthony Amadeo Godett male 3767 1. Anthony Amadeo Godett male 3005 1. Anthony Amadeo Godett male 925
2. Renfred A. Rojer 353 2. Junïel Reinaldo Carolina male 362 2. Junïel Reinaldo Carolina male 125
3. Jacinta Venancia Adelaida Constancia female 1296 3. Almier M. Godett male 253 3. Irving Charles Jano male 131
4. Julio G. Constansia male 633 4. Julio G. Constansia male 120 4. Maricel Irene Sakoetoe female 63
5. Junïel Reinaldo Carolina male 230 5. Jefferdion G.R. Polonius male 72 5. Eddy Genaro Desiderio Balentien male 17
6. J.E. Louisa 72 6. Edmiro P. Jansen male 50 6. Edmiro Pedro Jansen male 15
7. Ivan A. Strick male 99 7. Maria C.H.C.R. Nita 78 7. Leonel Clement Abrahams male 59
8. E.E. Capella 108 8. Jagdish J. Oedjaghir male 85 8. Vladimir Omar Garcia male 39
9. R.A. Sling 117 9. Ronald A. Carolina male 31 9. Rennox Francis Calmes male 41
10. Hubert A. Rojer male 63 10. Frensel José Marchena male 66 10. Jason Oliver Matthew male 27
11. R.D.A. Douglass 47 11. Ramsey Leonardo Betorina male 35 11. Edison Johannes Antonius E. Maduro male 22
12. R.J. Ocalia 48 12. Rennox Francis Calmes male 61 12. Frensel José Marchena male 15
13. Mayerdith Anicleta Bouwland-Luciano female 44 13. Emanuel, Humfried A. male 21 13. Mayerdith Anicleta Bouwland-Luciano female 27
14. Maricel Irene Sakoetoe female 70 14. Leonel Clement Abrahams male 80 14. Verlon Jason Bernardo Donker male 39
15. H.M. Römer-van Rossum female 32 15. Samuel E.F.R. Rose male 41 15. Hensley Gordiano Martina male 27
16. E.G. Kowsoleea 37 16. Ivan A. Strick male 34 16. Richenel S.M. Meulens male 14
17. M.N.J. Rojer 45 17. Rignald J. Ocalia 49 17. Ramsey Leonardo Betorina male 27
18. Almier M. Godett male 153 18. Dominique L.M.F. Adriaens 16 18. Kenneth Eusebio Filesia male 26
19. M.L.B. Martes 9 19. Jerrel R. Constancia male 26 19. Carolaine Birginia Ilario female 17
20. E.E. Ignecia 33 20. Hubert A. Rojer male 25 20. Eliseo Galverio Balyn male 30
21. L.T. Girigori 45 21. Harryson F. Martijn male 31 21. Ernesto Antonio Bernardina male 11
22. A.J. Koeiman 36 22. Edison Johannes Antonius E. Maduro male 34 22. Richard Eldemiro Josefa male 2
23. V.E. Krips 64 23. Humphrey F.S.Kwidama male 27 23. Robert Eduard A. Rosales male 10
24. Leonel Clement Abrahams male 21 24. Lery A.L. Regales 16 24. Herbert Nicolás de Tolentino Balentina male 13
25. R.R.P. Balentien 18 25. Richenel S.M. Meulens male 20 25. Gilbert Francisco Felicia male 3
26. Maurice Hubert Pierre Philippe Adriaens male 51 26. Sidney G. Capella 19 26. Luïgi Kronstadt male 13
27. Edison Johannes Antonius E. Maduro male 67 27. Verlon Jason Bernardo Donker male 56 27. Michael Constantino Girigorie male 7
28. E.M. la Croes 8 28. Gislaine S. Rogers female 25 28. Millicent Marlene Melania Gracia female 4
29. J.A. Clemencia 82 29. Mirna Altecracia Louisa-Godett female 75 29. Mirna Altecracia Louisa-Godett female 41
Total 7,648 Total 4,813 Total 1,790

ReferencesEdit

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