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Sept. 27, 2013 Held

58,350
Voted
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Aruba

Election for Staten (Legislature)

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:58,350
Valid Votes:57,794
Invalid Votes:556

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Aruban People's Party 13 - 33,103

57.28%

People's Electoral Movement 7 - 17,653

30.54%

Real Democracy Party 1 - - 4,518

7.82%

Network of Electoral Democracy - - 1,209

2.09%

Patriotic Progressive Union - - 805

1.39%

Aruba 's Partiotic Party - - 506

0.88%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 21 seats in the Legislature (Staten)

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 head of state.
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Aruban People's Party / Arubaanse Volkspartij (AVP)
    Leader: Mike EMAN
    Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: People's Electoral Movement / Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo
    Leader: Evelyn WEVER-CROES
    Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Real Democracy Party / Partido Democracia Real (PDR)
    Leader: Andin BIKKER
    Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Network of Electoral Democracy / Red Electoral Democratico (RED)
    Leader: Armando (Rudy) LAMPE
    Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Patriotic Progressive Union / Union Patriotico Progresista (UPP)*****
    Leader: Candelario (Booshi) WEVER
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Aruba 's Partiotic Party / Partido Patriotico Arubana (PPA)
    Leader: Benedict (Benny) NISBET
    Seats won in last election: 0

***** This will be the first election that the UPP contests.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 109,153 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 68,756 (August 2013 )