Aruba and The Netherlands have a long history which started in 1816 when Aruba became part of the Dutch Kingdom.
In 1951 the legislation was finalized in which it is stated that the autonomy of the islands is in a municipality form. This means that Aruba was limited in its decision making, and most of the authority was in the hands of The Netherlands.
There were different conferences taking place during the preparation for the introduction of the constitution for the Dutch kingdom. In 1954, the constitution was finalized. The laws regulating the position of Aruba and the other islands in the Antilles were ratified in the constitution and referred to as the “Dutch Antilles Laws Regulations”.
In the constitution, the Dutch Kingdom consisted of three countries which were The Netherlands, Surinam, and Netherlands Antilles. The highest authority of The Dutch Kingdom was the queen, followed by the governing organ which consisted of the council of ministers in The Netherlands, the plenipotentiary minister of Suriname, and the plenipotentiary of The Netherlands Antilles. During this period, Surinam and Netherlands Antilles had a little bit more autonomy to make their own decisions.
In 1954 Netherlands Antilles were divided in four territories which were: Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, and Upward Island(s). The governor had the highest authority over the territories, and he was appointed for a period of six years. The representation of the Netherlands Antilles consisted of 22 seats in the parliament. 12 were for Curacao, 8 for Aruba, 1 for Bonaire and 1 for the Upward Island(s). The representatives in the parliament were elected for a period of 4 years.
After Suriname became independent in 1975, The Dutch Kingdom consisted of two countries which were The Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles.
In 1983 during the meetings the autonomy of the territories were being discussed.
Aruba pushed for more independence, striving towards autonomy on the long term and came to an agreement that at the end of 1985 this would become official.
On the 1 st of January 1986 Aruba was granted “Status Aparte” and became autonomous within The Dutch Kingdom. Consequently, The Dutch Kingdom shifted back to consisting out of three territories: The Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba. Aruba left the Antilles constellation and therefore became the 3rd country within the kingdom. Through being granted autonomy, Aruba now had its own government, parliament, and governor. The parliament has a president, and the government of Aruba consists of the ministers and the governor.
After different assessments, in 1990 Aruba opted to stay autonomous within the Dutch Kingdom instead of becoming fully independent on its own.
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What will we do?
Putting aside previous political agendas, we will re-establish a good relationship within the kingdom to safeguard and the forefront of Aruba’s autonomy, fulfilling our part in order to demand compliance with this sacred treaty. This is the beginning of the recovery from the disaster left by the partisanship and corruption of recent years. The world has changed since we gained our autonomy status and we have to prove that we have the ability to be able to lead our own country based on transparent and honest actions.
We will invest in the reform of our social, educational, judicial, fiscal, financial and economic system that is still outdated. Our people deserve to live in a society in which duties and rights are honored in the time we live in, in the 21st century. Only through the modernization of our laws can a government pay attention and take care of all the social, financial and economic problems of Aruba. This requires courage, this requires action.
With a solid legal system, we can establish more than governance; an independent, fair, equal and transparent management system for all citizens. No matter who you are, you deserve a better government service which is honest and based on integrity. This is the only way we can protect the constitutional freedoms of every citizen, as well as the most vulnerable in the community. Their duties and rights are going to be honored according to the law, not political approval, that’s real action.
Who are we?
We are a progressive liberal party that believes in an honest, efficient and transparent governmental system. Accion21 firmly believes in the restoration of our relationships within the Kingdom and wants to see more cooperation between Aruba and The Netherlands. We will take action to revitalize our economy, tackle our poor financial situation, deal with the social crisis, reform the governmental system, innovate our education system and introduce preventive policies in our healthcare system. We also want to focus on sustainability and preservation of the environment. All governments aim to carry out the ambitions and serve the needs of their community and that is why Accion21 wants to hear from you.
We believe in restoring the progress of our country through sustainable, fair and transparent economic development. Economic developments must go hand in hand with society, our people and their absolute potential, not political agendas.
Our objective is to eliminate red tape, favoritism and populism. We will begin the reparation of our financial situation and activate the progress of our country. The progress and freedom that for generations the people have longed for. Integrity is more than a word, it is an action that should be visible to all citizens based on facts and examples.
Who are we here for?
For the people of Aruba who want to restore their trust in the value and credibility of our governmental system. We want to recover the essence of our autonomy for which we have fought so hard; equality. By creating better relationships and trust within the Kingdom, we can fulfill the freedom that our sacred Constitution promises to our people.
For the elderly, who make up a large group of our community that faces economic and social challenges that we have never experienced. Our elders deserve a good quality of life and care in general.
For our working people, who from before they were deeply affected by the pandemic, were already limited in professional and personal progress due to an outdated and Nepotist bureaucratic system. As we have longed for the freedom of our country, our workers deserve the freedom to be able to grow and live according to their maximum potential in order to help pull our country out of the current financial crisis.
Our young people and adults who are looking for a hope for their future. Those with degrees who cannot find job opportunities, as well as the large group of young people who do not have inclusive professional development options. Every young person on this island has potential, we need an education and support system to help develop these talents and thus provide sustainable well-being. Just because you’ve fallen along the way doesn’t mean that we lose in you. Our people deserve more opportunities and the freedom to grow both professionally and personally.
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