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Ruling Party Keeps Majority in Parliament

September 25, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

Despite stagnant wages and growing inflation, Aruba's ruling party kept its majority in parliament as islanders voted on all 21 seats, election officials reported.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber's People's Electoral Movement won 43% of the vote and 11 seats in Friday's election, while the main opposition Aruban People's Party won 33% and eight seats.

The ruling party previously held a 12-6 edge over the main opposition. The Patriotic Movement of Aruba and the Real Democratic Party won one seat each. Turnout was 85%.

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