Governance & administration

Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Governor is the representative on Aruba of the Dutch Head of State, namely the King.   Every 4 years, representatives are elected to serve in the Parliament. Parliament, along with the Social and Economic Council (SEC), the Advisory Council (AC) and the General Chamber of Auditors (GCA), form the High Councils of State and are independent organs of government. The government consists of the Governor and ministers

The Aruban government (The Country of Aruba) is in charge of, amongst others, policy and law making and determines the financial implications hereof.

Governance and administration are categorized as follows:

  Aruba and the Kingdom


  Councils of State



  National ordinances (laws), incl. budget