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    Political status or Aruba

    Can someone explain or direct me to somewhere that explains the current relationship between Aruba and the Netherlands?
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    i found this:

    Already settled by Amerindians moving north from South America, Aruba was discovered in 1499 by the Spanish, colonized by the Dutch from 1636, and briefly held by the British between 1805 and 1816. The Dutch influence is present and can still be found in the Aruban political, legal and educational system, as well as in its architecture, language and work ethic.
    In 1951, the Island Territory of Aruba was formed, providing Aruba with its own government within the political structure of the Netherlands Antilles.
    On Jan. 1, 1986, Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles and gained its "Status Aparte" within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which now consists of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Under this arrangement, Aruba, a separate country with its own constitution, has complete autonomy over its internal affairs, while the Kingdom government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and external affairs.Aruba is a parliamentary democracy. The Head of State is the Monarch of the Kingdom of The Netherlands who is represented by a governor. The Governor is appointed by the Monarch, upon the recommendation of the Aruban Council of Ministers, for a six-year term of office. Vested with executive powers and headed by a Prime Minister is an eight-member Council of Ministers.This Council is responsible to a 21-member Parliament, the “Staten”, which is elected every four years on the basis of a multi-party system.
    Aruba’s judicial system, which has been derived mainly from the Dutch system, operates independently of the legislative and the executive. Jurisdiction, including appeal, lies with the Common Court of Justice of Aruba and the Supreme Court of Justice in the Netherlands. For more information on the government and politics

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