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Thread: parliament opens...ad question re: Governor Fredis Refunjol

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    parliament opens...ad question re: Governor Fredis Refunjol

    http://themorningnewsaruba.com/local...ons-2013-2014/

    interesting article!

    does anyone know just what is the actual role that the governor has in governing?
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    This info is a little old (reference to the Queen) but it gets the point across.

    The powers of the Governor are devided into powers assigned to him by law as an Organ of the Kingdom and as an Organ of the State. The Governor represents the Government of the Kingdom. As an Organ of the Kingdom he watches over thet general interest of the Kingdom, he takes care of the responsibility for the implementation of Kingdom laws, Orders in Council and international treaties and the compliance of such.
    On behalf of the Kingdom, the Governor is especially responsible for the implementation of the Passport Act (the provision of travel documents), the issue of visas (Schengen) and the implementation of the Law of the Realm on the Dutch citizenship (naturalization and option). The Governor also decides on requests for extradition from other countries. In the name of the Crown (in this case the Queen), the Governor, every year around April 30th, presents Royal condecorations to citizens who have been meritorious.
    The Governor also represents the Crown (i.e. the Queen) in Aruba and is as such the Head of the Government of Aruba. In this scope he performs annually, on the second Tuesday of the month of September, the official opening of the Parliament of Aruba.
    After elections he leads the formation process for the realization of a cabinet. He appoints a formateur for this purpose. Further more he ratifies national ordinances and resolutions, and is in charge of the swearing in of a number of dignitaries such as ministers, members of the Common Court of Justice and the Public Prosecutor, as well as the Advisory Council, General Audit Office and the Central Bank of Aruba. The Governor is inviolable, immune, and carries out his powers as a national organ under the responsibility of the Ministers of Aruba, who, in their turn, are accountable to the Parliament of Aruba.


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    Thanks Walt
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