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    Aruba Government - 2005

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Aruba

      Dependency status:
      part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; full autonomy in internal affairs obtained in 1986 upon separation from the Netherlands Antilles; Dutch Government responsible for defense and foreign affairs

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy


      Administrative divisions:
      none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

      none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

      National holiday:
      Flag Day, 18 March

      1 January 1986

      Legal system:
      based on Dutch civil law system, with some English common law influence

      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen BEATRIX of the Netherlands (since 30 April 1980), represented by Governor General Fredis REFUNJOL (since 11 May 2004)
      head of government: Prime Minister Nelson O. ODUBER (since 30 October 2001)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers (elected by the Staten)
      elections: the monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed for a six-year term by the monarch; prime minister and deputy prime minister elected by the Staten for four-year terms; election last held 28 September 2001 (next to be held by December 2005)
      election results: Nelson O. ODUBER elected prime minister; percent of legislative vote - NA

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Legislature or Staten (21 seats; members elected by direct, popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 28 September 2001 (next to be held by NA 2005)
      election results: percent of vote by party - MEP 52.4%, AVP 26.7%, PPA 9.6%, OLA 5.7%, Aliansa 3.5%, other 2.1%; seats by party - MEP 12, AVP 6, PPA 2, OLA 1

      Judicial branch:
      Common Court of Justice of Aruba (judges are appointed by the monarch)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Aruba Solidarity Movement or MAS [leader NA]; Aruban Democratic Alliance or Aliansa [leader NA]; Aruban Democratic Party or PDA [Leo BERLINSKI]; Aruban Liberal Party or OLA [Glenbert CROES]; Aruban Patriotic Party or PPA [Benny NISBET]; Aruban People's Party or AVP [Jan (Henny) H. EMAN]; Concentration for the Liberation of Aruba or CLA [leader NA]; People's Electoral Movement Party or MEP [Nelson O. ODUBER]; For a Restructured Aruba Now or PARA [Urbana LOPEZ]; National Democratic Action or ADN [Pedro Charro KELLY]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:

      International organization participation:
      ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, UNESCO (associate), UPU, WCL, WToO (associate)

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      none (represented by the Kingdom of the Netherlands); note - Mr. Henry Baarh, Minister Plenipotentiary for Aruba at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Aruba; the Consul General to Netherlands Antilles is accredited to Aruba

      Flag description:
      blue, with two narrow, horizontal, yellow stripes across the lower portion and a red, four-pointed star outlined in white in the upper hoist-side corner

      NOTE: The information regarding Aruba on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Aruba Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aruba Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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