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Population (as of May 18, 2015)

Elections in our database

68,756 84.84%

Registered Voters (as of Aug. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Legislature Staten Assembly
King King Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King WILLEM-ALEXANDER *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Michiel Godfried EMAN
  • Assembly: Aruba has a unicameral Legislature (Staten) with 21 seats.

* The King is represented by Governor General Fredis REFUNJOL (since 11 May 2004).

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Legislature (Staten) 21 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There is one nationwide district.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Legislature 2009-09-25 55,125 65,000 84.81%
Legislature 2013-09-27 58,350 68,756 84.87%

Voter Turnout