Election results Dutch Lower House, 1918-2006


This publication provides information on the electorate, turnout, valid votes cast and distribution of seats by political party in the Dutch Lower House from 1918.

Data available from 1918 up to and including 2006

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of 4 January 2007:
- Figures of 2006 have been added.
- The Party for the Animals got 2 seats at elections to the Second Chamber on 22 November 2006. Through this the party is separately mentioned in the table. The percentage they gained at the 2003 elections is also separately mentioned and so the percentage of category 'other parties' increased.

When will new figures be published?
None, this table has been stopped.

Election results Dutch Lower House, 1918-2006

Periods Voters, turnout and votes castVoters (absolute) Voters, turnout and votes castTurnout (%) Voters, turnout and votes castTotal votes cast (absolute) Voters, turnout and votes castInvalid votes (absolute) Valid votes per political partyTotal (absolute) Valid votes per political partyAR (%) Valid votes per political partyCHU (%) Valid votes per political partyRKSt (%) Valid votes per political partyKVP (%) Valid votes per political partyCDA (%) Valid votes per political partyGPV (%) Valid votes per political partyRPF (%) Valid votes per political partyCU (%) Valid votes per political partySGP (%) Valid votes per political partyD66 (%) Valid votes per political partyDS'70 (%) Valid votes per political partyCPN (%) Valid votes per political partyPSP (%) Valid votes per political partyPPR (%) Valid votes per political partyEVP (%) Valid votes per political partyGL (%) Valid votes per political partyCDU (%) Valid votes per political partySDAP (%) Valid votes per political partyVD (%) Valid votes per political partyPvdA (%) Valid votes per political partyBP (%) Valid votes per political partySP (%) Valid votes per political partyPvdV (%) Valid votes per political partyVVD (%) Valid votes per political partyAOV (%) Valid votes per political partyCD (%) Valid votes per political partyLN (%) Valid votes per political partyLPF (%) Valid votes per political partyGW / PvdV (%) Valid votes per political partyPvdD (%) Valid votes per political partyOther (%) Distribution of seats by political partyTotal (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyAR (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyCHU (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyRKSt (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyKVP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyCDA (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyGPV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyRPF (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyCU (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partySGP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyD66 (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyDS'70 (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyCPN (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyPSP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyPPR (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyEVP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyGL (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyCDU (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partySDAP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyVD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyPvdA (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyBP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partySP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyPvdV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyVVD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyAOV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyCD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyLN (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyLPF (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyGW / PvdV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyPvdD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political partyOther (absolute)
1918 1,517,380 . . . 1,344,209 13.4 6.5 30.0 0.4 2.3 0.8 22.0 5.3 14.6 4.7 100 13 7 30 - 2 1 22 5 15 5
1922 3,299,672 . . . 2,929,569 13.7 10.9 29.9 0.9 1.8 0.7 19.4 4.6 9.3 8.8 100 16 11 32 1 2 - 20 5 10 3
1925 3,543,058 91.4 3,236,591 150,729 3,085,862 12.2 9.9 28.6 2.0 1.2 0.5 22.9 6.1 8.7 7.9 100 13 11 30 2 1 - 24 7 9 3
1929 3,821,612 92.7 3,541,985 162,482 3,379,503 11.6 10.5 29.6 2.3 2.0 0.4 23.8 6.2 7.4 6.3 100 12 11 30 3 2 - 24 7 8 3
1933 4,126,490 94.5 3,899,655 177,827 3,721,828 13.4 9.1 27.9 2.5 3.2 1.0 21.5 5.1 7.0 9.4 100 14 10 28 3 4 1 22 6 7 5
1937 4,462,859 94.4 4,212,903 154,826 4,058,077 16.4 7.5 28.8 1.9 3.4 2.1 21.9 5.9 3.9 8.1 100 17 8 31 2 3 2 23 6 4 4
1946 5,275,888 93.1 4,912,015 151,304 4,760,711 12.9 7.8 30.8 2.1 10.6 28.3 6.4 1.0 100 13 8 32 2 10 29 6 -
1948 5,433,663 93.7 5,089,582 156,623 4,932,959 13.2 9.2 31.0 2.4 7.7 25.6 7.9 2.9 100 13 9 32 2 8 27 8 1
1952 5,792,679 95.0 5,501,726 165,981 5,335,745 11.3 8.9 28.7 0.7 2.4 6.2 29.0 8.8 4.1 100 12 9 30 - 2 6 30 9 2
1956 6,125,210 95.5 5,849,652 121,910 5,727,742 9.9 8.4 31.7 0.6 2.3 4.7 32.7 8.8 0.8 100 10 8 33 - 2 4 34 9 -
1959 6,427,864 95.6 6,143,409 143,878 5,999,531 9.4 8.1 31.6 0.7 2.2 2.4 1.8 30.4 0.7 12.2 0.6 150 14 12 49 - 3 3 2 48 - 19 -
1963 6,748,611 95.1 6,419,964 161,443 6,258,521 8.7 8.6 31.9 0.7 2.3 2.8 3.0 28.0 2.1 10.3 1.6 150 13 13 50 1 3 4 4 43 3 16 -
1967 7,452,776 94.9 7,076,328 198,298 6,878,030 9.9 8.1 26.5 0.9 2.0 4.5 3.6 2.9 23.6 4.8 10.7 2.6 150 15 12 42 1 3 7 5 4 37 7 17 -
1971 8,048,726 79.1 6,364,719 46,567 6,318,152 8.6 6.3 21.8 1.6 2.3 6.8 5.3 3.9 1.4 1.8 24.6 1.1 10.3 4.0 150 13 10 35 2 3 11 8 6 2 2 39 1 16 2
1972 8,916,947 83.5 7,445,287 51,242 7,394,045 8.8 4.8 17.7 1.8 2.2 4.2 4.1 4.5 1.5 4.8 27.3 1.9 14.4 2.0 150 14 7 27 2 3 6 6 7 2 7 43 3 22 1
1977 9,506,318 88.0 8,365,829 48,217 8,317,612 31.9 1.0 0.6 2.1 5.4 0.7 1.7 0.9 1.7 33.8 0.8 0.3 17.9 0.4 0.6 150 49 1 - 3 8 1 2 1 3 53 1 - 28 - -
1981 10,040,121 87.0 8,738,238 47,401 8,690,837 30.8 0.8 1.2 2.0 11.1 0.6 2.1 2.1 2.0 0.5 28.3 0.2 0.3 17.3 0.3 0.5 150 48 1 2 3 17 - 3 3 3 - 44 - - 26 - -
1982 10,216,627 81.0 8,273,631 37,115 8,236,516 29.4 0.8 1.5 1.9 4.3 0.4 1.8 2.3 1.7 0.7 30.4 0.3 0.5 23.1 0.9 0.2 150 45 1 2 3 6 - 3 3 2 1 47 - - 36 1 -
1986 10,727,701 85.8 9,199,621 27,462 9,172,159 34.6 1.0 0.9 1.7 6.1 0.6 1.2 1.3 0.2 33.3 0.4 17.4 0.5 0.8 150 54 1 1 3 9 - 1 2 - 52 - 27 - -
1989 11,112,189 80.3 8,919,787 26,485 8,893,302 35.3 1.2 1.0 1.9 7.9 4.1 31.9 0.4 14.6 0.9 0.9 150 54 2 1 3 12 6 49 - 22 1 -
1994 11,455,924 78.8 9,027,887 46,331 8,981,556 22.2 1.3 1.8 1.7 15.5 3.5 24.0 1.3 20.0 4.5 2.8 1.4 150 34 2 3 2 24 5 37 2 31 7 3 -
1998 11,755,132 73.3 8,622,222 14,435 8,607,787 18.4 1.3 2.0 1.8 9.0 7.3 29.0 3.5 24.7 1.0 0.6 1.5 150 29 2 3 3 14 11 45 5 38 - - -
2002 12,035,935 79.1 9,515,226 14,074 9,501,152 27.9 2.5 1.7 5.1 7.0 15.1 5.9 15.4 1.6 17.0 0.7 150 43 4 2 7 10 23 9 24 2 26 -
2003 12,076,711 80.0 9,666,602 12,127 9,654,475 28.6 2.1 1.6 4.1 5.1 27.3 6.3 17.9 0.4 5.7 0.5 0.4 150 44 3 2 6 8 42 9 28 - 8 - -
2006 12,264,503 80.4 9,854,998 16,315 9,838,683 26.5 4.0 1.6 2.0 4.6 21.2 16.6 14.7 5.9 1.8 1.2 150 41 6 2 3 7 33 25 22 9 2 -
Source: CBS.
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