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European Parliament election, 1984 (Netherlands)

Netherlands, European Parliament election, 1984

14 June 1984
25 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 50,9%
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The European Parliament election of 1984 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1984-1989 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1984 European election. It was held on June 14, 1984. Nine parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 25 seats.

Background

Combined lists

Several parties combined in one list to take part in this European Election and increase their chance on a seat in the European Parliament. These combined lists are:

  1. Green Progressive Accord of CPN, PSP, PPR and Green Party of the Netherlands
  2. SGP, RPF and GPV

Electoral alliances

Two lists formed an electoral alliance:

  1. PvdA/European Social-Democrats and Green Progressive Accord

Voting right

These people got right to vote in this second election for the European Parliament in 1984 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

In these elections both the leftwing CPN, PSP, PPR and Green Party of the Netherlands parties and the orthodox Protestant SGP, GPV, RPF parties have formed a successful common lists, which win two respectively one seat. the progressive liberal D'66 loses its two seats and disappears from the parliament. 50.9% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.
 Summary of the results of the Netherlands' 14 June 1984 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Labour Party (PVDA) SOC 1,785,165 33.70 3.31 9 0
Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) EPP 1,590,218 30.02 5.58 8 2
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) LD 1,002,685 18.93 2.79 5 1
Green Progressive Accord (CPN + PSP + PPR + GPN) EGC 296,488 5.60 * 0.54 2 2
Political Reformed Party (SGP) + Reformatory Political Federation (RPF) + Reformed Political Alliance (GPV) None 275,786 5.21 * 1.88 1 1
Centre Party (CP) None 134,877 2.55 new 0 new
Democrats 66 (D66) None 120,826 2.28 6.75 0 2
European Greens (EG) None 67,413 1.27 new 0 new
God With Us (GMO) None 23,291 0.44 new 0 new
Valid votes 5,296,749 99.29
Blank and invalid votes 37,833 0.71
Totals 5,334,582 100.00 25 0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 10,485,014 50.88 7.24
Source: [2] [3]

European groups

 Summary of the 14 June 1984 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1979 Seats 1984 Change
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 9 9 ±0
European People's Party EPP 10 8 -2
European Liberal Democrats LD 6 5 -1
Rainbow Group RBW 0 2 +2
Non-Inscrits 0 1 +1
25 25 ±0

Elected Members

Dutch Labour Party

  1. Hedy d'Ancona
  2. Bob Cohen
  3. Piet Dankert
  4. Ien van den Heuvel-de Blank
  5. Alman Metten
  6. Hemmo Muntingh
  7. Ben Visser
  8. Phili Viehoff
  9. Eisso Woltjer

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Bouke Beumer
  2. Elise Boot
  3. Yvonne van Rooy
  4. Pam Cornelissen
  5. Hanja Maij-Weggen
  6. Jean Penders
  7. Teun Tolman
  8. Wim Vergeer

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Hans Nord (top candidate)
  2. Jessica Larive
  3. Hendrik Jan Louwes
  4. Gijs de Vries
  5. Florus Wijsenbeek

Green Progressive Accord: CPN, PSP, PPR and Green Party of the Netherlands

  1. Bram van der Lek (PSP)
  2. Herman Verbeek (PPR)

SGP, RPF and GPV

  1. Leen van der Waal (SGP)

MEPs period 1984-1989

Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1984-1989 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Hedy d'Ancona      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 7 November 1989
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
Pam Cornelissen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989
Nel van Dijk      Green Progressive Accord      RBW January 1987 – 1 September 1998
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP October 1986 – 20 July 1999
Jessica Larive      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Bram van der Lek      Green Progressive Accord (Pacifist Socialist Party)      RBW 24 July 1984 – 24 July 1989
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
Alman Metten      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
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
Jean Penders      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Yvonne van Rooy      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 28 October 1986
Teun Tolman      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Herman Verbeek      Green Progressive Accord (Political Party of Radicals)      RBW 24 July 1984 – December 1986
Wim Vergeer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Phili Viehoff      Labour Party      SOC December 1979 – 24 July 1989
Ben Visser      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 19 July 1994
Gijs de Vries      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 24 July 1984 – 2 Augustus 1998
Leen van der Waal      Political Reformed Party      NI 24 July 1984 – 2 September 1997
Florus Wijsenbeek      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
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 1984
  3. ^ Archivo Histórico Electoral Election 1984
  4. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
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