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Bonaire Democratic Party (PDB)

The Bonaire Democratic Party (Bonaire Democratische Partij, Partido Demokrátiko Boneriano, PDB) is a political party in Bonarie, founded in 1954 by Julio Antonio Abraham..

The Democratic Party of Bonaire is a progressive social-democratic party who stands for expanded autonomy for the island of Bonaire.

At the legislative elections in the Netherlands Antilles, 18 January 2002, the party won 2.6% of the popular vote and 1 out of 22 Parliament seats. At the elections of 27 January 2006, the party kept 1 seat. Of the total turnout, the party got 45% of the votes.

In 2011, the PDB formed a coalition government with Movementu Boneiru Liber (MBL) and Partido Pro Hustisia & Union (PHU), with a combined five of nine seats in the Island Council.

The BDP contested the 2015 general election in Bonaire, winning 29.6% of the votes and three of nine seats on the Island Council. It also held three seats on the Council after the 2011 election.

Following the 2015 election, the Partido Demokrátiko Boneriano (PDB) and the Union Patriotico Boneriano (UPB), with a combined six of nine seats on the Island Council, signed a coalition agreement.

Leader Clark ABRAHAM
Founder Julio Antonio ABRAHAM
Founded 1954
Ideology Social Democracy
Island Council seats 3/9
Status Active
Political Parties in Bonaire
PDB-UBP Agreement 2015
PDB-UBP-MBL Program 2011-2015
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