Head of state: The King of the Netherlands, represented by a governor.
Prime minister: Mike Eman
Mike Eman was sworn in as prime minister of Aruba for a second term on 30 October 2013, following the parliamentary election win by his Aruba People's Party (AVP) on 27 September 2013.
He first became prime minister in October 2009 after the AVP won parliamentary elections, defeating the centre-left People's Electoral Movement of Nelson Orlando Oduber, who had been prime minister since 2001.
Mr Eman comes from a political dynasty. His grandfather Henny Eman was first prime minister of Aruba in 1986-89, and served a further term in 1994-2001, sandwiching the first term of Mr Oduber.