The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten became the head of government of Sint Maarten after the Netherlands Antilles had been dissolved on 10 October 2010. The prime minister, together with the Council of Ministers and the Governor of Sint Maarten, form the executive branch of the government of Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten's current prime minister is Leona Marlin-Romeo.
The head of government is either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments. "Head of government" is often differentiated from "head of state", as they may be separate positions, individuals, or roles depending on the country.
Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea. With a population of 40,120 on an area of 37 km2 (14 sq mi), it encompasses the southern 40% of the divided island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin, the only place that France borders the Netherlands. Sint Maarten's capital is Philipsburg.
The Netherlands Antilles was an autonomous Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was dissolved on 10 October 2010.
|Term of Office||Political Party||Election||Cabinet|
|Took Office||Left Office|
|1|| Sarah Wescot-Williams |
|10 October 2010||21 May 2012||Democratic Party (DP)||2010||Wescot-Williams I|
|21 May 2012||14 June 2013||—||Wescot-Williams II|
|14 June 2013||19 December 2014||—||Wescot-Williams III|
|2|| Marcel Gumbs |
|19 December 2014||19 November 2015||United People's Party (UP)||2014||Gumbs|
|3|| William Marlin |
|19 November 2015||20 December 2016||National Alliance (NA)||—||Marlin I|
|20 December 2016||24 November 2017||2016||Marlin II|
|4|| Rafael Boasman |
|24 November 2017||15 January 2018||United St. Maarten Party (US)||—|
|5|| Leona Marlin-Romeo |
|15 January 2018||25 June 2018||United Democrats (UD)||—||Marlin-Romeo I|
|25 June 2018||Incumbent||2018||Marlin-Romeo II|
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