General elections were held in Aruba in 7 January 1989. The elections were the first to be held for membership of the Estates since autonomy was granted by the Dutch in 1986.
The 21 members of theunicameral Estates were elected by open list proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency.
A total of seven parties contested the election.
The result was a victory for the People's Electoral Movement (MEP), led by Nelson Oduber, which won 10 of the 21 seats in the Estates. A three-party coalition government was formed.