General elections were held in Aruba on 22 September 2017. The elections was the ninth to be held for membership of the Estates since autonomy was granted by the Dutch in 1986.
The 21 members of the unicameral Estates are elected by open list proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency.
A total of eight parties contestes the election. Four new political parties, namely RAIZ, CURPA, POR and MAS participated in the 2017 election. PDR did not participate this election year. UPP and PPA participated in the 2013 election as separate parties, but participated this election year as one party, as the combination UPP/PPA.
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The results of the election was both the Aruban People's Party (AVP) of Mike Eman and the People's Electoral Movement (MEP) of Evelyn Wever-Croes winning nine seats. The new Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta (POR), led by Otmar Oduber won two seats, and the Network of Electoral Democracy (RED), led by Ricardo Croes, won one seat.
Wever-Croes subsequently managed to form a coalition government under her leadership with the Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta (POR) and Network of Electoral Democracy (RED), the first Aruban coalition government in 16 years, and the first Aruban government headed by a woman. Wever-Croes's cabinet was sworn in by Governor Alfonso Boekhoudt on 17 November 2017.
Voter turnout was 84.00%.