1977 Aruban independence referendum
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An independence referendum was held in Aruba on 25 March 1977. In 1976 the Estates had approved a referendum on the island's status. Voters were given the choice of independence or remaining in the Netherlands Antilles, with over 95% voting in favour of the former. In 1983 the Treaty of The Hague agreed independence for Aruba by 1996, and the island seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986. However, in 1994 the plan for full independence was scrapped.
|Remaining in the Netherlands Antilles||1,085||4.83|
|Source: Direct Democracy|
- Aruba, 25 March 1977: Independence/Remaining in the Netherlands Antilles Direct Democracy (in German)
- Regions and territories: Aruba BBC News