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    So confusing! AVP wins, but left out of government.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    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
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    actually the AVP got more votes, but in reality lost.
    since the AVP and MEP each now hold 9 seats in parliament, neither is the majority.
    so, the other parties.......the one that earned 2 parliament seats the POR party, and the one with 1 seat, have apparently joined forces (created an alliance) with MEP, giving the MEP the majority/control.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    So confusing! AVP wins, but left out of government.

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    From what I have heard that will result in some major changes in the way things are run and where money goes - education being a bigger priority. Should be interesting to watch
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Next trip hopefully we won't spend so much time in traffic everywhere on the island. Not directly from the election itself, but due to streets being left alone so you could drive on them

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    Angelo has a great explanation in this weeks newsletter http://www.vacationsbyaruba.com/news-in-aruba-today/
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Just to add, the turnout was NOT low as previously mentioned(the Telearuba presenter got it wrong and everyone took it as a given). Valid votes totaled 82.93% of the registered voters.

    AVP lost just under 10k votes(lost 4 out of 13 seats and subsequent majority).AVP now totals 23385 votes.

    MEP gained around 4500 votes(added 2 seats, no majority) and they now total 22078 votes.

    Now that everything is settled we can see that people chose to vote against AVP instead of voting for the MEP. Prime reason why AVP lost 4 seats is because the people just did not want AVP in government anymore. They also did not want another one party term and voted as such.

    Aruba will get its first coalition in 16 years. The last coalition government(AVP+OLA) fell apart in 2001.

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