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General elections were held in Aruba on 22 November 1985 to elect the Island Council. They were held shortly before Aruba was split from the Netherlands Antilles and obtained the status of a 'land' (country) within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Island Council was converted into the first Estates of Aruba on 1 January 1986.
Although the People's Electoral Movement won the most seats, the Aruban People's Party formed a coalition government with the Aruban Patriotic Party, Aruban Democratic Party and National Democratic Alliance, with Henny Eman becoming the first Prime Minister of Aruba.
|People's Electoral Movement||13,786||37.62||8||–5|
|Aruban People's Party||11,480||31.33||7||+2|
|Aruban Patriotic Party||4,499||12.28||2||–1|
|Aruban Democratic Party||3,661||9.99||2||New|
|National Democratic Alliance||3,216||8.78||2||New|
|Source: Aruba Blue Pages|
- "HR 18-11-1988, AB 1989, 185 Arubaanse verkiezingsafspraak". rechtspraak. arresten.eu.
- Aruba General Election Results - 22 November 1985 Caribbean Elections
- "Politieke partijen en verkiezingen". Historia di Aruba (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 September 2017.
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