Published On: Mon, Aug 10th, 2020

Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 2/2

Lynch Law Review

~ Curacao sticks to system that favors position on candidate-list ~

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten’s current electoral law – oft referred to as the Lynch-law after its architect - determines that candidates with the highest number of votes are elected over candidates with a higher position on a party-list.

The system was introduced 21 years ago at the initiative of the late Edgar Lynch. Is it still a valid system?

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