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Dutch general election, 1986

 

Dutch general election, 1986

Dutch general election, 1986

21 May 1986

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 85.8%
  First party Second party Third party
  Ruud Lubbers Joop den Uyl Ed Nijpels
Leader Ruud Lubbers Joop den Uyl Ed Nijpels
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Leader since 1982 1966 1982
Last election 45 seats, 29.4% 47 seats, 30.4% 36 seats, 23.1%
Seats won 54 52 27
Seat change 9 5 9
Popular vote 3,172,918 3,051,678 1,596,991
Percentage 34.6% 33.3% 17.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Hans van Mierlo Bas van der Vlies Ria Beckers
Leader Hans van Mierlo Bas van der Vlies Ria Beckers
Party D66 SGP PPR
Leader since 1986 1986 1977
Last election 6 seats, 4.3% 3 seats, 1.8% 2 seats, 1.7%
Seats won 9 3 2
Seat change 3 0 0
Popular vote 562,466 159,740 115,203
Percentage 6.1% 1.7% 1.3%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Andrée van Es Gert Schutte Meindert Leerling
Leader Andrée van Es Gert Schutte Meindert Leerling
Party PSP GPV RPF
Leader since 1985 1981 1980
Last election 3 seats, 2.3% 1 seats, 0.8% 2 seats, 1.5%
Seats won 1 1 1
Seat change 2 0 1
Popular vote 110,182 88,381 83,582
Percentage 1.2% 1.0% 0.9%


Prime Minister before election

Ruud Lubbers
CDA

Prime Minister

Ruud Lubbers
CDA

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 21 May 1986.[1] The Christian Democratic Appeal emerged as the largest party, winning 54 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Appeal 3,172,918 34.6 54 +9
Labour Party 3,051,678 33.3 52 +5
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1,596,991 17.4 27 –9
Democrats 66 562,466 6.1 9 +3
Reformed Political Party 159,740 1.7 3 0
Political Party of Radicals 115,203 1.3 2 0
Pacifist Socialist Party 110,182 1.2 1 –2
Reformed Political League 88,381 1.0 1 0
Reformatory Political Federation 83,582 0.9 1 –1
Anti Revolutionaries '85 231,018 2.5 0 New
Brummer List 0 New
Centre Democrats 0 New
Centre Party 0 –1
Communist Party of the Netherlands 0 –3
Evangelical People's Party 0 –1
Federation of Greens 0 New
God with Us 0 0
Humanist Party 0 New
Loesje 0 New
General Interest Party 0 New
Partij voor Ambtenaren & Trendvolgers 0 New
League of Communists in the Netherlands 0 New
Luck for Everyone Party 0 New
Party for the Middle Groups 0 New
Socialist Workers' Party 0 New
Socialist Party 0 0
Wissen List 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 27,462
Total 9,199,621 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 10,727,701 85.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
CDA
  
34.59%
PvdA
  
33.27%
VVD
  
17.41%
D66
  
6.13%
SGP
  
1.74%
PPR
  
1.26%
PSP
  
1.20%
GPV
  
0.96%
RPF
  
0.91%
CPN
  
0.63%
SP
  
0.35%
Other
  
1.54%

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1396 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1414

Further reading

  • Gladdish, Ken. "The Centre Holds: the 1986 Netherlands Election," West European Politics (1987). 10#1 pp. 115-119
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