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European Parliament election, 1979 (Netherlands)

 

European Parliament election, 1979 (Netherlands)

Netherlands, European Parliament election, 1979

7 June 1979
25 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 58,1%
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The European Parliament election of 1979 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1979–1984 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1979 European election. It was held on June 7, 1979. Ten parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 25 seats.

Background

Combined lists

No parties formed a combined list for this election.

Electoral alliances

Two parties formed an electoral alliance:

  1. PvdA/European Social-Democrats and PPR

Voting right

These people got right to vote in this first election for the European Parliament in 1979 in the Netherlands:[1]

  • Everyone who was allowed to vote in the Dutch parliament elections;
  • Dutch who are resident in other Member States and did not already have voting rights for the Dutch Parliament elections;
  • Subjects of one of the other Member States which have residence in the Netherlands. Provided that the state of which they are from granted the same.

Results

Dutch political parties

Four parties were able to win seats: the conservative liberal VVD, the progressive liberal D66, the Christian-democratic CDA and the social-democratic Labour Party. Five other nationally represented parties compete but are unable to win seats. 58.1% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.
 Summary of the results of the Netherlands's 7 June 1979 election to the European Parliament
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) EPP 2,017,743 35.60 10
Labour Party (PVDA) SOC 1,722,240 30.39 9
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) LD 914,787 16.14 4
Democrats 66 (D66) None 511,967 9.03 2
Political Reformed Party (SGP) None 126,412 2.23 0
Communist Party (CPN) None 97,343 1.72 0
Pacifist Socialist Party (PSP) None 97,243 1.72 0
Political Party of Radicals (PPR) None 92,055 1.62 0
Reformed Political Alliance (GPV) None 62,610 1.10 0
List Leschot (LL) None 24,903 0.40 0
Valid votes 5,667,303 99.42
Blank and invalid votes 33,300 0.58
Totals 5,700,603 100.00 25
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,808,176 58.12
Source: [2] [3]

European groups

 Summary of the 7 June 1979 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1979
European People's Party EPP 10
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 9
European Liberal Democrats LD 6
Non-Inscrits 0
25

Elected Members

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Bouke Beumer
  2. Elise Boot
  3. Frans van der Gun
  4. Jim Janssen van Raaij
  5. Sjouke Jonker
  6. Hanja Maij-Weggen
  7. Harrij Notenboom
  8. Jean Penders
  9. Teun Tolman
  10. Wim Vergeer

Dutch Labour Party

  1. Wim Albers
  2. Bob Cohen
  3. Piet Dankert
  4. Annie Krouwel-Vlam
  5. Johan van Minnen
  6. Hemmo Muntingh
  7. Anne Vondeling
  8. Eisso Woltjer
  9. Ien van den Heuvel-de Blank

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Cees Berkhouwer (top candidate)
  2. Aart Geurtsen
  3. Hendrik Jan Louwes
  4. Hans Nord

Democrats 66

  1. Suzanne Dekker
  2. Aar de Goede

MEPs period 1979-1984

Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1979–1984 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Wim Albers      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Cees Berkhouwer      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Bouke Beumer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Elise Boot      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Bob Cohen      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989
Suzanne Dekker      Democrats 66      LD 17 July 1979 – 10 June 1981
Doeke Eisma      Democrats 66      LD 19 June 1981 – 23 July 1984
Aart Geurtsen      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – July 1984
Aar de Goede      Democrats 66      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Frans van der Gun      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 1 January 1982
Ien van den Heuvel-de Blank      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Sjouke Jonker      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Annie Krouwel-Vlam      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 23 July 1984
Hendrik Jan Louwes      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 6 November 1989
Johan van Minnen      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Joep Mommersteeg      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 15 February 1982 – 24 July 1984
Hemmo Muntingh      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Hans Nord      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Harrij Notenboom      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – July 1984
Jean Penders      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Teun Tolman      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Wim Vergeer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Phili Viehoff      Labour Party      SOC December 1979 – 24 July 1989
Anne Vondeling      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 22 November 1979
Eisso Woltjer      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Source: [4]

References

  1. ^ Core data Dutch EP elections 2009 in .pdf and Dutch
  2. ^ CBS StatLine Election 1979
  3. ^ Archivo Histórico Electoral Election 1979
  4. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
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