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Parliament of Aruba

Parlamento di Aruba
11th Aruban Estates
Founded1 January 1986 (1986-01-01)
Edgard Vrolijk, MEP
since 8 July 2021
Estates political groups
Government (11)
  •   MEP (9)
  •   RAIZ (2)

Opposition (10)

Open list proportional representation (D'Hondt method)
Last Estates election
25 June 2021
Meeting place
Parliament building in Oranjestad

The Parliament of Aruba (Papiamento: Parlamento di Aruba, Dutch: Staten van Aruba) is the unicameral legislature or parliament of Aruba. The parliament has 21 members, elected for a four-year term by proportional representation. Each member holds their seats until the parliament is dissolved, which is every four years by a general election. The leader of the party which gains a majority of seats usually becomes the Prime Minister.

Results of most recent election


The most recent elections were held on 25 June 2021, and resulted in a coalition government between the People's Electoral Movement (MEP) and RAIZ.

People's Electoral Movement20,70135.3290
Aruban People's Party18,34831.317–2
Aruban Sovereignty Movement4,6817.992+2
Accion 213,4105.821New
Aruban Patriotic Party1,7853.0500
Democratic Network1,7843.040–1
Proud and Respected People6611.130–2
Patriotic Progressive Union6221.0600
Pueblo Prome5750.980New
Cristiannan Uni Reforzando Potencial di Aruba3090.5300
Hubentud Treciendo Cambio2490.420New
Registered voters/turnout70,283
Source: Overheid

Parliament building

Inside the Parliament of Aruba

In 1975, the parliament building was opened for the Island Council of Aruba. The council did not have its own building, and had been renting locations in Oranjestad for almost 25 years. The building was officially called "Edificio di parlemento di Aruba".[1] In 1 January 1986, the Status aparte was granted to Aruba making it a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Parliament of Aruba became the successor of the Island Council.[2]

In 2011, construction started on a large extension of the Parliament Building.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Aruba op weg naar de souvereiniteit". Amigoe di Curacao (in Dutch). 20 September 1975. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  2. ^ "The struggle for Status Aparte". Historia di Aruba. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Extension Parliament Building". Albo Aruba. Retrieved 20 February 2022.