ElectionGudie

Sept. 25, 2009 Held

55,125
Voted
Aruba

Aruba

Election for Staten (Aruban Legislature)

Results

85%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:55,125
Valid Votes:55,125
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Aruban People's Party 12 26,485

48.05%

People's Electoral Movement 8 19,812

35.94%

Real Democracy Party 1 3,140

5.70%

Aruban Patriotic Movement - - 2,443

4.43%

Network of Electoral Democracy - - 2,371

4.30%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 21 seats in the Legislature (Staten)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen BEATRIX *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Nelson O. ODUBER
  • Assembly: Aruba has a unicameral Legislature (Staten) with 21 seats.

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Legislature (Staten) 21 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There is one nationwide district. The electoral system is open list PR. Party lists may contain up to 29 candidates.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 103,065 (July 2009 est.)