Election results Dutch Lower House, 1918-2006

Election results Dutch Lower House, 1918-2006

Periods Voters, turnout and votes cast Voters (absolute) Voters, turnout and votes cast Turnout (%) Voters, turnout and votes cast Total votes cast (absolute) Voters, turnout and votes cast Invalid votes (absolute) Valid votes per political party Total (absolute) Valid votes per political party AR (%) Valid votes per political party CHU (%) Valid votes per political party RKSt (%) Valid votes per political party KVP (%) Valid votes per political party CDA (%) Valid votes per political party GPV (%) Valid votes per political party RPF (%) Valid votes per political party CU (%) Valid votes per political party SGP (%) Valid votes per political party D66 (%) Valid votes per political party DS'70 (%) Valid votes per political party CPN (%) Valid votes per political party PSP (%) Valid votes per political party PPR (%) Valid votes per political party EVP (%) Valid votes per political party GL (%) Valid votes per political party CDU (%) Valid votes per political party SDAP (%) Valid votes per political party VD (%) Valid votes per political party PvdA (%) Valid votes per political party BP (%) Valid votes per political party SP (%) Valid votes per political party PvdV (%) Valid votes per political party VVD (%) Valid votes per political party AOV (%) Valid votes per political party CD (%) Valid votes per political party LN (%) Valid votes per political party LPF (%) Valid votes per political party GW / PvdV (%) Valid votes per political party PvdD (%) Valid votes per political party Other (%) Distribution of seats by political party Total (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party AR (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party CHU (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party RKSt (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party KVP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party CDA (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party GPV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party RPF (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party CU (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party SGP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party D66 (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party DS'70 (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party CPN (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party PSP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party PPR (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party EVP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party GL (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party CDU (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party SDAP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party VD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party PvdA (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party BP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party SP (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party PvdV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party VVD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party AOV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party CD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party LN (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party LPF (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party GW / PvdV (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party PvdD (absolute) Distribution of seats by political party Other (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.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


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.

Description topics

Voters, turnout and votes cast
Voters
The residents' eligibility to vote is registered in the municipal
population registers.
Turnout
Total number of votes cast as a percentage of the voters.
Total votes cast
Total valid and invalid votes.
Invalid votes
Abstentions and invalid votes.
Valid votes per political party
Total
AR
The Antirevolutionary Party merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal
in 1977.
CHU
The Christian Historical Union merged into the Christian Democratic
Appeal in 1977.
RKSt
National Roman Catholic Party.
KVP
Roman Catholic People's Party.
CDA
In 1977, the Antirevolutionary Party, the Christian Historical Union and
the Roman Catholic People's Party merged into the Christian Democratic
Appeal.
GPV
In 2002, the Reformed Political Union merged into the Christian Union.
RPF
In 2002, the Reformational Political Federation merged into the Christian
Union.
CU
In 2002, the Reformed Political Union and the Reformational Political
Federation merged into the Christian union.
SGP
The Political Reformed Party.
D66
Democrats 1966.
DS'70
Democratic Socialists 1970.
CPN
From 1948 the Communist Party of the Netherlands.
In 1918 the Social Democratic Union.
In 1925 the Communist Party.
In 1929 the Communist Party (List De Visser + List Wijnkoop).
In 1933 the Communist Party Holland.
In 1937 the Communist party the Netherlands.
In 1946 the Communist party the Netherlands 'The Truth'.
In 1989 the Communist Party of the Netherlands merged into the Green Left
Party.
PSP
In 1989, the Pacifist Socialist Party merged into the Green Left Party.
PPR
In 1989, the Radical Political Party merged into the Green Left Party.
EVP
In 1989, the Evangelical People's Party merged into the Green Left Party.
GL
In 1989, the Communist Party of the Netherlands, the Pacifist Socialist
Party, the Radical Political Party and the Evangelical People's Party
merged into the Green Left Party.
CDU
In 1946, the Christian Democratic Union merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
SDAP
In 1946, the Social Democratic Labour Party merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
VD
In 1946, the Liberal Democratic Union merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
PvdA
In 1946, the Christian Democratic Union, the Social Democratic Labour
Party and the Liberal Democratic Union merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
BP
The Farmers' Party.
In 1959, the Farmers' Party combined with the Party for Agriculture and
Retail Trade.
In 1981 and 1982, the Right-Wing People's Party.
SP
The Socialist Party.
PvdV
The Liberty Party.
In 1918 the Free Liberals' Union, the Economic Union, the Liberal Union,
the Retailer' Party and the Neutral Party.
In the period 1922-1937 the National Liberal Party 'The Freedom Union'.
In 1948, the Liberty Party merged into the People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy.
VVD
In 1948, the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy emerged from the
Liberty Party and partly from the Liberal Democratic Union.
AOV
General Union for Elderly People.
In 1984 General Union for Elderly People and Union 55+.
In 1998 General Union for Elderly People and Senior Citizens 2000.
CD
Central Democrats.
In 1977 Dutch People's Union.
In the period 1981-1982 Dutch People's Union and Centre Party.
In 1986 Central Democrats and Centre Party.
In 1989 Central Democrats.
In 1994 Central Democrats and Centre Party '86.
In 1998 Central Democrats.
LN
Liveable Netherlands.
LPF
List Pim Fortuyn.
GW / PvdV
Group Wilders / The Liberty Party
PvdD
Party for the Animals
Other
Other political parties.
For elaborate information on votes cast per political party, see the
publication 'Election results Lower House'.
Distribution of seats by political party
Until 13 June 1956, the number of seats in the Lower House was 100.
Due to a constitutional amendment, the number was increased to 150
in October 1956.
Total
In the elections of 13 June 1956, the number of seats in the Lower House
was still 100. Due to a constitutional amendment, the number was
increased to 150 in October 1956.
AR
The Antirevolutionary Party merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal
in 1977.
In October 1956, the number of seats of the Antirevolutionary Party grew
from 10 to 15 as the total number of seats in the Lower House was
increased from 100 to 150 due to a constitutional amendment in 1956.
CHU
The Christian Historical Union merged into the Christian Democratic
Appeal in 1977.
In October 1956, the number of seats of the Christian Historical Union
grew from 8 to 13 as the total number of seats in the Lower House was
increased from 100 to 150 due to a constitutional amendment in 1956.
RKSt
National Roman Catholic Party.
KVP
Roman Catholic People's Party.
In October 1956, the number of seats of the Roman Catholic People's Party
grew from 33 to 49 as the total number of seats in the Lower House was
increased from 100 to 150 due to a constitutional amendment in 1956.
CDA
In 1977, the Antirevolutionary Party, the Christian Historical Union and
the Roman Catholic People's Party merged into the Christian Democratic
Appeal.
GPV
In 2002, the Reformed Political Union merged into the Christian Union.
RPF
In 2002, the Reformational Political Federation merged into the Christian
Union.
CU
In 2002, the Reformed Political Union and the Reformational Political
Federation merged into the Christian union.
SGP
Political Reformed Party.
In October 1956, the number of seats of the Political Reformed Party
grew from 2 to 3 as the total number of seats in the Lower House was
increased from 100 to 150 due to a constitutional amendment in 1956.
D66
Democrats 1966.
DS'70
Democratic Socialists 1970.
CPN
From 1948 the Communist Party of the Netherlands.
In 1918 the Social Democratic Union.
In 1925 the Communist Party.
In 1929 the Communist Party (List De Visser + List Wijnkoop).
In 1933 the Communist Party Holland.
In 1937 the Communist party the Netherlands.
In 1946 the Communist party the Netherlands 'The Truth'.
In 1989 the Communist Party of the Netherlands merged into the Green Left
Party.
In October 1956 the number of seats of the Communist Party of the
Netherlands grew from 4 to 7 as the total number of seats in the Lower
House was increased from 100 to 150 due to a constitutional amendment in
1956.
PSP
In 1989, the Pacifist Socialist Party merged into the Green Left Party.
PPR
In 1989, the Radical Political Party merged into the Green Left Party.
EVP
In 1989, the Evangelical People's Party merged into the Green Left Party.
GL
In 1989, the Communist Party of the Netherlands, the Pacifist Socialist
Party, the Radical Political Party and the Evangelical People's Party
merged into the Green Left Party.
CDU
In 1946, the Christian Democratic Union merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
SDAP
In 1946, the Social Democratic Labour Party merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
VD
In 1946, the Liberal Democratic Union merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
PvdA
In 1946, the Christian Democratic Union, the Social Democratic Labour
Party and the Liberal Democratic Union merged into the Dutch Labour
Party.
In October 1956, the number of seats of the Dutch labour Party grew from
34 to 50 as the total number of seats in the Lower House was increased
from 100 to 150 due to a constitutional amendment in 1956.
BP
The Farmers' Party.
In 1959, the Farmers' Party combined with the Party for Agriculture and
Retail Trade.
In 1981 and 1982 the Right-Wing People's Party.
SP
Socialist Party.
PvdV
The Liberty Party.
In 1918 the Free Liberals' Union, the Economic Union, the Liberal Union,
the Retailer' Party and the Neutral Party.
In the period 1922-1937 the National Liberal Party 'The Freedom Union'.
In 1948 the Liberty Party merged into the People's Party for Freedom and
Democracy.
VVD
In 1948, the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy emerged from the
Party for Freedom and partly from the Liberal Democratic Union.
In October 1956, the number of seats of the People's Party for Freedom and
Democracy grew from 9 to 13 as the total number of seats in the Lower
House was increased from 100 to 150 due to a constitutional amendment in
1956.
AOV
General Union for Elderly People.
In 1984 General Union for Elderly People and Union 55+.
In 1998 General Union for Elderly People and Senior Citizens 2000.
CD
Central Democrats.
In 1977 Dutch People's Union.
In the period 1981-1982 Dutch People's Union and Centre Party.
In 1986 Central Democrats and Centre Party.
In 1989 Central Democrats.
In 1994 Central Democrats and Centre Party '86.
In 1998 Central Democrats.
LN
Liveable Netherlands.
LPF
List Pim Fortuyn.
GW / PvdV
Group Wilders / The Liberty Party
PvdD
Party for the Animals
Other