Governor of Aruba

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The Governor of Aruba is the representative on Aruba of the Dutch head of state (King Willem-Alexander). The governor's duties are twofold: he represents and guards the general interests of the Kingdom and is head of the Aruban Government. He is accountable to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As the head of the Government, the Governor is immune. The Governor exercises the executive power under the responsibility of the Ministers, who are responsible to the Estates of Aruba. The Governor does not have political responsibilities and is not part of the cabinet. During the formation of a cabinet; the governor plays an important role. The governor is appointed by the monarch for a period of six years. This period can be prolonged for one more term of six years. The governor is supported by his secretariat the cabinet of the governor, and is advised by the Council of Advice (Raad van Advies), consisting of at least 5 members, appointed by the governor, advising him on the drafts of state ordinances, state decrees, kingdom acts and general administrative orders.

List of governors[edit]

On 1 January 1986 Aruba was given its Status Aparte. Before this date the governor of the Netherlands Antilles was represented on Aruba by a lieutenant-governor (Dutch: gezaghebber).

# Name
Took office Left office No
1 Felipe Tromp
1 January 1986 28 January 1992 27 September 1985, No.16
2 Olindo Koolman
29 January 1992 11 August 2004 28 January 1992, No. 92.000904
3 Fredis Refunjol
11 August 2004 31 December 2016 4 August 2004, No. 04.001780
4 Alfonso Boekhoudt
1 January 2017 18 December 2016, No. 16.001610

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