General elections were held in Curaçao on 5 October 2016, having been postponed from 30 September due to Hurricane Matthew. A total of thirteen parties participated.
The 21 members of the Estates are elected by proportional representation.Parties that won seats in the previous elections are allowed to participate, whilst primary elections are held to determine which other parties can run, with parties required to receive the equivalent of 1% of the vote at the previous elections in order to participate.
Primary elections were held prior to the elections for new parties or parties that had failed to win seats in the previous elections in 2012, with parties having to obtain the equivalent of 1% of the vote in the previous elections i.e. 870 votes.
The primary elections took place on 20 and 21 August 2016, with seven of the fifteen participating parties qualifying
Partido MAN (MAN), Movement for the Future of Curaçao (MFK), and Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR), each won four seats of the 21 seats. Kòrsou di Nos Tur (KdNT) won three seats; while National People's Party (PNP) and Sovereign People (PS) each won two seats. Un Kòrsou Hustu (UKH) and Movementu Progresivo (MP) each won one seat.
Voter turnout was 66.76%.