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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Interesting Election Stats

    Just some interesting stats I found from a flyer on the elections:

    64,601 voters
    174 politicans
    59 polling places
    11 hours to vote
    8 political parties....

    Plus everyone gets 1/2 day off - not sure if this applies to tourist
    and emergency services

    and the kicker -
    you only vote for 1 person!

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    Wow, that's puzzling.

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    yeah...that's interesting...so what that is telling us is that if you vote for the president (for lack of a better word)..you can't vote for your area representative...if they have those ????
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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    The deal is this - no you are not voting for a "president or PM'

    There are 21 seats in parliment :

    Number of seats based on % of the total party vote
    People in the seats based on % of vote per person
    The PM is chosen by the party who has the most seats (11)
    or a coalition of parties that will make up 11 seats or more

    The results of the election are:
    AVP (green / main opposition to current government) - 12 seats (Majority)
    MEP (current government) - 8 seat
    Democracy Real - 1 seat

    PM - Mike Eman (no coaliton needed because they have the majority)

    Mike had more votes last election by a long shot but since the MEP party got more seats he didn't get to be
    PM - so it's nice to see he got it. He's a very educated man. He was one of the only politicians that
    showed up for the StimAruba protest against building a hotel by Arashi. So my fingers are crossed

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    Congratulations to the Arubans on the election of their new government.

    I know many of them/you have been looking for "change" for quite some time and now you finally have it. May your politicians work in your best interests.

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    hopefully better than they work in our best interest here in the usa

    andrea


    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    I know many of them/you have been looking for "change" for quite some time and now you finally have it. May your politicians work in your best interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    hopefully better than they work in our best interest here in the usa

    andrea
    I believe it was the green party that slowed construction by the beaches in the late 90's.

    I might add to Lizzardo's list the no alcohol is served starting 6:00 PM the night prior election until after completion, excluding tourist areas.
    Tom & Karen

    Next Trip: Jan. 6 - April 7

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    Congrats to the new Prime Minister Mike Eman! I cant wait to see what he has in store for Aruba! He's going to be the change to make the Island even better than it already is! Berde Dimes! Go GREEN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzardo View Post
    Just some interesting stats I found from a flyer on the elections:

    64,601 voters
    174 politicans
    59 polling places
    11 hours to vote
    8 political parties....

    Plus everyone gets 1/2 day off - not sure if this applies to tourist
    and emergency services

    and the kicker -
    you only vote for 1 person!


    sounds a lot like italy....they too suffer from a difunct political system that has too many policitical parties and groups per capita that are vying for the top seat. i think i read they had about 200 parties or so.

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    More Stats here.

    Here is a report on the election voting.

    Amigoe.com - Amigoe English: Historical victory for AVP
    Eagle Beach Boy
    Ontario, Canada




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