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Voters in Aruba went to the polls on 22 September 2017 to elect a new government. Caribbean Elections provides information and current news for voters, students, teachers on the election and the Aruba electoral process.
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PARTIES 2017 RESULTS PAST EDUCATION
POLITICAL PARTIES
Aruba has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.
Aruba has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.
  Aruban People's Party (AVP)
Arubaanse Volkspartij
Political Leader: Mike EMAN Seats in Estates of Aruba: 13/21
   
  People's Electoral Movement (MEP)
Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo
Political Leader: Evelyn WEVER-CROES Seats in Estates of Aruba: 7/21
   
  Real Democracy (PDR)
Democracia Real
Political Leader: Andin BIKKER Seats in Estates of Aruba: 1/21
   
OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Dutch Monarch
Head of Government Prime Minister indirectly elected by legislature/chosen by parliament
Structure of Parliament Unicamarel Legislature (Staten) with 21 seats
Electoral Law Based on Dutch civil law system with some English common law influence
Constituencies There is one nationwide district. The electoral system is open list PR. Party lists may contain up to 29 candidates.
Voting System In the Legislature (Staten) 21 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.
Term of Office 4 years
Voter Requirements Residents of Aruba of at least 18 years of age with Dutch citizenship. 
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements Qualified electors - age: 18 years
Electoral Authority Head Electoral Council
Last Elections 27 September 2013
Next Elections 22 September 2017
PAST ELECTIONS
Year Specific Date Voter Turnout
1985 Friday, 22 Novemeber 1985 -
1989 Saturday, 7 January 1989 -
1993 Friday, 8 January 1993 88.09%
1994 Friday, 29 July 1994 61.66%
1997 Friday, 12 December 1997 85.77%
2001 Friday, 28 September 2001 -
2005 Friday, 23 September 2005 85.74%
2009 Friday, 25 September 2009 86.30%
2013 Friday, 27 September 2013 84.86%
2017 Friday, 22 September 2017 -
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