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    Elections..results

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYX...9aZd40JXQ/live

    as of now a tie.

    prior to today's election:
    parliament majority is the AVP (green)
    minority is the MEP (yellow)

    but it looks like they will now both have 9 seats
    and the other 3 seats ....well let's see if they form a yellow or green coalition

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    We saw all the signs, green and yellow all over the island in April. I wonder if the Russians had any influence!

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    Any news?
    Last edited by GETA62; 09-23-2017 at 02:22 AM.

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    Government site showing provisional results as AVP - 9 Seats, MEP - 9 Seats with the three other seats shared between the two smaller parties. Not confirmed as yet...

    http://www.overheid.aw/governance-ad...ts-2017_46214/

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    official results:
    9 AVP 9 Mep 2 Por 1 Red

    Prime Minister Mike Eman has stepped down.

    To the best of my knowledge the new prime minister will be Evelyn WeverCroes (but i might be wrong on that)

    Last edited by Andrea J.; 09-23-2017 at 10:04 AM.

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    Rona's take on election results

    Relieved, exhausted

    We made it past September 22nd.
    The green machine got a well-deserved whopping. We told them, they did not listen. And fought even harder in the last weeks, screaming louder, paying off more men, bringing in more horses, all in a desperate attempt to stop the bleeding, and put humpty-dumpty together again.
    Kids, fifty kids at a time, in the MinPresí entourage, earning as much as Awg 7 an hour, walking around with the sweaty politician in the barrios. Almost 200 people, on his pay roll, fervently working social media to tell us how valuable #1 is. Not. You spent too much money. You lost control of your minions. Nepotism only gets you so far.
    So from 33,103 voters in 2013, to 22,609 in 2017, thatís a substantial loss.
    And a bit after 1am this morning the former MinPres announced he was going to the opposition benches. Thatís a lesson in humility. He also said he was going to retire his post and allow the party to reorganize.
    The people have spoken.
    We will have a female MinPres next.
    One of my friends explained to me why MEP did not grow over the past years and continues to linger around a certain mark, 21,298, in 2017. That is because voters who were born outside Aruba and the Dutch Islands, do not vote for MEP. Why? The answer lies in MEPís slightly xenophobia, homophobia narrative, and its anti-foreigner sentiment. If you change your tune, and show some more love to strangeros, you might get their vote next time.
    The surprise of the evening: The rivalry between POR & RED. I never saw them as rivals. One with a mega marketing budget and the other with a zero marketing budget, both achieving similar results. PaBien Ricardo Croes, you won a seat in Parliament on the wings of popular support, 4,015 votes, no flags, no stickers, no jingles. Your job is to keep them honest now, in Parliament.
    POR with just 2 seats? All that star power, Otmar Oduber, Marisol Tromp and Andin Bikker, and the voters did not materialized, just 5,344 in total. The politicians must all be secretly disappointed, by the partyís underperformance. Nevertheless, POR is the natural coalition partner, and holds the key to the formation of our next government.
    The takeaway: LOW TURNOUT. Thirty percent of eligible voters abstained. Citizens lost faith in the system, they viewed the three leading parties as the same, and did not see a viable option, in the small newcomers. They did not think their vote would make a difference, so they sated away. Itís sad that an engage island with previous 85% turnouts, allowed indifference to settle.
    Next time, keep the polls open until 9pm, as the heat subsides. Many people couldnít face the temperatures and remained in air-conditioning. You should have closed the polls at a later hour.


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    OK to serve alcohol again.....?

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    hahahahaha
    i am sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    OK to serve alcohol again.....?

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    MEP won

    Wish the best for Aruba with the new party.

    In many, but not all ways, new should be good.

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    https://www.thedailyherald.sx/island...-of-government

    in this article there is a pretty good explanation of the whole process and that a coalition will be formed

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