Elections in Aruba

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Elections in Aruba gives information on election and election results in Aruba.

Aruba elects on national level a legislature. The Estates (Staten) have 21 members,[1] elected for a four-year term by Open list Party-list proportional representation. Seats are distributed between parties that have gained at least one full quota (1/21, or approximately 4.76% of the vote) using the Hagenbach-Bischoff system (a variant of the D'Hondt method).[2] Before obtaining the status as land (English: country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba participated in elections for its Island Council and for the Aruba constituency of the parliament of the Netherlands Antilles.

Aruba has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Aruban People's Party (AVP) Mike Eman 23,376 39.86 9 –4
People's Electoral Movement (MEP) Evelyn Wever-Croes 22,061 37.61 9 +2
Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta (POR) Otmar Oduber 5,531 9.43 2 New
Network of Electoral Democracy (RED) Ricardo Croes 4,166 7.10 1 +1
RAIZ Ursell Arends 2,107 3.59 0 New
Patriotic Progressive Union-Aruban Patriotic Party (UPP-PPA) Candelario Wever 656 1.12 0 0
Cristiannan Uni Reforzando Potencial di Aruba (CURPA) Cristina Lampe 468 0.80 0 New
Movimiento Aruba Soberano (MAS) Holmo Henriquez 287 0.49 0 New
Total valid votes 58,652 100 21 0
Invalid/blank votes 751
Turnout 59,403 83.96
Eligible to vote 70,750
Source: [1] Government of Aruba

Past elections[edit]

2013[edit]

e • d Party Votes % Seats +/–
Aruban People's Party 33,103 57.28 13 +1
People's Electoral Movement 17,653 30.54 7 –1
Real Democracy Party 4,518 7.82 1 0
Network of Electoral Democracy 1,209 2.09 0 0
Patriotic Progressive Union 805 1.39 0 New
Aruban Patriotic Party 506 0.88 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 556
Total 58,350 100 21 0
Registered voters/turnout 68,758 84.86
Source: Overheid

2009[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 25 September 2009 Estates of Aruba election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Aruban People's Party (Arubaanse Volkspartij) 26,485 48.05 12
People's Electoral Movement (Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo) 19,812 35.94 8
Real Democracy Party (Partido Democracia Real) 3,140 5.70 1
Aruban Patriotic Movement (Movimento Patriotico Arubano) 2,443 4.43
Network of Electoral Democracy (Red Electoral Democratico) 2,371 4.30
Aruban Patriotic Party (Partido Patriótico Arubano) 611 1.11
United Christians Reinforcing Aruba's Potential (Cristiannan Uni Reforzando Potencial di Aruba) 138 0.25
Independent Social Movement/Aruban Liberal Organization (Movimento Social Independiente/Organisacion Liberal Arubiano) 125 0.23
Total 55,125 100.00 21
Source: overheid.aw

2005[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution of Aruba (1987)
  2. ^ Article 91-94, LANDSVERORDENING, houdende regelen betreffende het kies- recht en de verkiezingen van de leden van de Staten van Aruba, Act No. AB 1987 no. 110, AB 1994 no. 30, AB 1997 no. 34, AB 2001 no. 100 AB 2009 no. 83 of 18 of 18 September 2013 (in Dutch). Retrieved on 26 April 2015.

Past elections and Referendums[edit]

See also[edit]