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Aruba General Election Results - 22 September 2017

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General elections were held in Aruba on 22 September 2017. The elections will be the ninth to be held for membership of the Estates since autonomy was granted by the Dutch in 1986.

Electoral System

The 21 members of the unicameral Estates are elected by open list proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency.

Political Parties

A total of eight parties will contest the election. Four new political parties, namely RAIZ, CURPA, POR and MAS participated in the 2017 election. PDR did not participate this election year. UPP and PPA participated in the 2013 election as separate parties, but participated this election year as one party,  as the combination UPP/PPA.

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Results

The results of the election was both the Aruban People's Party (AVP) of Mike Eman and the People's Electoral Movement (MEP) of Evelyn Wever-Croes winning nine seats. The new Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta (POR), led by Otmar Oduber won two seats, and the Network of Electoral Democracy (RED), led by Ricardo Croes, won one seat.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 82.94%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System Open list proportional representation
Elected Members 21 members
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 58,679
Registered Voters 70,749
Voter Turnout 82.94%
   
PARTY MANIFESTOS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
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AVP 2017 Programa
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MAS 2017 Programa
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MEP 2017 Programa
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POR 2017 Programa
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RAIZ 2017 Programa
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UPP 2017 Programa
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Number Change
Aruban People's Party AVP 23,385 39.85% 9 -4
People's Electoral Movement MEP 22,078 37.63% 9 +2
Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta POR 5,531 9.43% 2 New
Network of Electoral Democracy RED 4,167 7.10% 1 +1
RAIZ RAIZ 4,167 7.10% 1 New
Patriotic Progressive Union - Aruban Patriotic Party UPP-PPA 656 1.12% 0 0
Cristiannan Uni Reforzando Potencial di Aruba CURPA 468 0.80% 0 New
Movimiento Aruba Soberano MAS 287 0.49% 0 New
  Total Valid Votes   58,679 100% 21 -
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 POLITICAL PARTIES learn more
AVP - Arubaanse Volkspartij
CURPA - Cristiannan Uni Reforzando Potencial di Aruba
MAS - Movimiento Aruba Soberano
MEP - Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo
POR - Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta 
PPA - Partido Patriotico di Aruba
RAIZ
RED - Red Democratico
UPP - Union Patriotico Progresista
 PARTY MANIFESTOS learn more
Download AVP 2017 Programa
Download CURPA 2017 Programa
Download MEP 2017 Programa
Download POR 2017 Programa
Download RAIZ 2017 Programa
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