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    Aruba Government - 1989

      Long-form name: none

      Type: part of the Dutch realm--full autonomy in internal affairs obtained in 1986 upon separation from the Netherlands Antilles

      Capital: Oranjestad

      Administrative divisions: none (self-governing part of the Netherlands)

      Independence: planned for 1996

      Constitution: 1 January 1986

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

      National holiday: Flag Day, 18 March

      Leader: @m5Chief of State--Queen BEATRIX Wilhelmina Armgard (since 30 April 1980), represented by Governor General Felipe B. TROMP (since 1 January 1986); @m5Head of Government--Prime Minister Nelson ODUBER (since NA February 1989)

      Suffrage: universal over age 18

      Elections: last held 6 January 1989

      Political parties and leaders: Electoral Movement Party (MEP), Nelson Oduber; Aruban People's Party (AVP), Henny Eman; National Democratic Action (ADN), Pedro Charro Kelly; New Patriotic Party (PPN), Eddy Werlemen; Aruban Patriotic Party (PPA), Benny Nisbet; Aruban Democratic Party (PDA), Leo Berlinski; Democratic Action '86 (AD'86), Arturo Oduber; governing coalition includes the MEP, PPA, and ADN

      Voting strength: MEP won plurality in election held 6 January 1989

      Diplomatic representation: none (self-governing part of the Netherlands)

      Flag: 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 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Aruba Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aruba Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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