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Prime Minister of Curaçao

The Prime Minister of Curaçao is the head of government of Curaçao. The post was created after the Netherlands Antilles had been dissolved on 10 October 2010 and Curaçao became a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Prime Minister, together with his Council of Ministers and the Governor of Curaçao form the executive branch of the government of Curaçao.

Cabinet Schotte

Curaçao's first Prime Minister was Gerrit Schotte. His government stepped down upon losing a majority in the Estates of Curaçao, the unicameral legislature and continued to operate in a demissionary capacity, responsible for current affairs and called elections. The majority of the estates however demanded that he should be removed from his office before the elections. The motions to that effect were passed outside normal parliamentary procedure, as the president of the Estates did convene the estates before the elections.[1]

List of prime ministers of Curaçao

# Name Took office Left office Duration Party Coalition
1 Gerrit Schotte
10 October 2010 29 September 2012 1 year, 11 months, 20 days MFK MFK, PS, MAN
2 Stanley Betrian
29 September 2012 31 December 2012[2] 3 months, 3 days Independent Independent
3 Daniel Hodge
31 December 2012 7 June 2013[3] 5 months, 8 days Independent Independent
4 Ivar Asjes
7 June 2013 31 August 2015[4] 2 years, 2 months, 25 days PS PS, PAIS, PNP
5 Ben Whiteman
31 August 2015[5] 23 December 2016 1 year, 3 months, 24 days PS PS, PAIS, PNP, PAR
6 Hensley Koeiman
23 December 2016[6] 24 March 2017 3 months, 2 days MAN
7 Gilmar Pisas
24 March 2017[7] 29 May 2017 2 months, 6 days MFK MFK, PS, MP, Kòrsou di Nos Tur
8 Eugene Rhuggenaath
29 May 2017 14 June 2021 4 years, 15 days PAR PAR, MAN, PIN
9 Gilmar Pisas
14 June 2021 incumbent incumbent MFK MFK, PNP


  1. ^ "Governor lets the will of the majority prevail". Amigoe. 25 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Breaking News: Interim Government Was Just Sworn In". Curaçao chronicle. 29 September 2012. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Curacao heeft een tussenkabinet, dat vooral moet bezuinigen" (in Dutch). 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Regering Curaçao beëdigd" (in Dutch). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Asjes resigns as prime minister". The Daily Herald. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Curaçao Has A New Government". Curacao Chronicle. 23 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Pisas Sworn In As New Prime Minister Of Curaçao" (in Dutch). The Curaçao Chronicle. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
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