Aruban People's Party

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Aruban People's Party
Arubaanse Volkspartij (Dutch)
Partido di Pueblo Arubano (Papiamento)
LeaderMike Eman
FounderHenny Eman
IdeologyAruban regionalism
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right[2]
Regional affiliationChristian Democrat Organization of America
International affiliationCentrist Democrat International
Colours  Green[3]
Parliament of Aruba
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The Aruban People's Party (AVP; Dutch: Arubaanse Volkspartij, Papiamento: Partido di Pueblo Arubano) is a Christian-democratic political party in Aruba founded in 1942.[1] AVP is an acronym for the Dutch name of the party.

At the 2001 elections, on 28 September 2001, the party won 26.7% of popular votes or 6 out of 21 seats. On 23 September 2005, the party won 38% of the popular vote or 8 out of 21 seats, making it the largest opposition party of the nation. In the 25 September 2009 election, the party came to power, winning 48% of the popular vote and 12 of the 21 seats. It held a majority in the Estates of Aruba obtaining 13 seats.

In the 2017 general election the AVP lost four of its thirteen seats in the Parliament of Aruba, with both the AVP and MEP winning 9 seats each respectively, neither party had a majority in Parliament, until the formation of the coalition. AVP leader Mike Eman subsequently announced that he would resign the leadership of the AVP and that the AVP would become an opposition party.[4]

in the 2021 general election the AVP lost 2 of its nine seats in the Parliament, subsequently losing the election[5]


  1. ^ a b "@: Arubaanse Volkspartij (@: AVP / @: A.V.P.)". Encyclopedie van Curaçao. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Global Elections Round-Up: Last 12 Months". Fitch Solutions. 31 July 2018. Archived from the original on 22 October 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Kandidatenlijsten Verkiezingen 2013". Government of Aruba (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Aruba krijgt coalitie, Eman stapt uit de politiek" (in Dutch). Caribisch Netwerk NTR. 23 September 2017. Archived from the original on 8 October 2017.
  5. ^ "2021 Elections Result". Government of Aruba.