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Aruba General Election Results - 12 December 1997

Parliament Building, Aruba

General elections were held in Aruba in 12 December 1997. The elections were the fourth to be held for membership of the Estates since autonomy was granted by the Dutch in 1986.

Electoral System

The 21 members of theunicameral Estates were elected by open list proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency.

Political Parties

A total of seven parties contested the election.

Results

The result was a victory for the Aruban People's Party (AVP), which won 10 of the 21 seats in the Estates. The makeup of parliament ws unchanged from the 1994 election.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 85.77%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System Open list proportional representation
Elected Members 21 members
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 44,741
Registered Voters 52,166
Voter Turnout 85.77%
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Number Change
Aruban People's Party AVP 19,476 43.53% 10 -
People's Electoral Movement MEP 17,358 38.80% 9 -
Aruban Liberal Organisaiton OLA 3,976 8.89% 2 -
National Democratic Alliance ADN 1,092 2.44% 0 -
Aruban Patriotic Party PPA 2,052 4.59% 0 -
Aruba Reform Party PARA 519 1.16% 0 -
Aruba Solidarity Movement MAS 268 0.60% 0 -
  Total Valid Votes   44,741 100% 21 -
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AVP - Arubaanse Volkspartij
CURPA - Cristiannan Uni Reforzando Potencial di Aruba
MAS - Movimiento Aruba Soberano
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POR - Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta 
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