Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba
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The Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba (Dutch: Gevolmachtigde Minister van Aruba) represents the constituent country of Aruba in the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The current Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba is Alfonso Boekhoudt. The Minister Plenipotentiary and his cabinet are seated in the Arubahuis (Aruba House) in The Hague.
A significant difference between the Netherlands ministers and the Ministers Plenipotentiary is that the former ministers are accountable for their politics and policies to the Dutch parliament. The Ministers Plenipotentiary, however, are accountable to their national governments, which is the Estates of Aruba in case of Aruba. Therefore, the Ministers Plenipotentiary usually do not resign in the event of a Dutch cabinet crisis.
List of Ministers Plenipotentiary of Aruba
The following table lists the Ministers Plenipotentiary of Aruba that have been in office since Aruba gained its status aparte in 1986:
|John Merrywater||January 10, 1986–February 11, 1989||PPA|
|R.H. Laclé||February 9, 1989–March 7, 1991||MEP|
|Ella Tromp-Yarzagaray||March 8, 1991–March 1, 1993||MEP|
|Candelario Wever||March 2, 1993–September 1994||MEP|
|Mito Croes||September 1994–October 30, 2001||AVP|
|Ella Tromp-Yarzagaray||October 30, 2001–November 7, 2005||MEP|
|Frido Croes||November 8, 2005–October 31, 2009||MEP|
|Edwin Abath||November 1, 2009-November 13, 2013||AVP|
|Alfonso Boekhoudt||November 14, 2013—||AVP|
- "Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles: Political relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands". Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties. Archived from the original on 2008-02-17. Retrieved 2007-10-13.
- (Dutch) Arubahuis