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1994 Dutch general election
Netherlands
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All 150 seats in the House of Representatives
76 seats needed for a majority
Turnout78.8%
Party Leader % Seats ±
PvdA Wim Kok 24.0% 37 -12
CDA Elco Brinkman 22.2% 34 -20
VVD Frits Bolkestein 20.0% 31 +9
D66 Hans van Mierlo 15.5% 24 +12
AOV Jet Nijpels 3.6% 6 New
GL Ina BrouwerMohamed Rabbae 3.5% 5 -1
CD Hans Janmaat 2.5% 3 +2
RPF Leen van Dijke 1.8% 3 +2
SGP Bas van der Vlies 1.7% 2 -1
GPV Gert Schutte 1.3% 2 0
SP Jan Marijnissen 1.3% 2 +2
U55+ Bertus Leerkes 0.9% 1 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Tweede Kamerverkiezingen 1994.png
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Rudd Lubbers Ruud Lubbers
CDA
Wim Kok
PvdA
Wim Kok

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 3 May 1994.[1] The Labour Party emerged as the largest party, winning 37 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2] The election resulted in significant losses for both the Labour Party and the Christian Democratic Appeal. The two liberal parties, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and Democrats 66 made large gains, whilst two pro-elderly parties and the Socialist Party all passed the electoral threshold to win seats.

The formation of a government coalition was arduous but after four months the First Kok cabinet was formed.

It was an unprecedented coalition of the two liberal parties and Labour. The CDA was consigned to opposition for the first time in its history. It was also the first government since 1918 not to include a Christian Democratic party.

Results

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Labour Party2,153,13523.9737–12
Christian Democratic Appeal1,996,41822.2334–20
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy1,792,40119.9631+9
Democrats 661,391,20215.4924+12
General Elderly Alliance326,4013.636New
GroenLinks311,3993.475–1
Centre Democrats220,7342.463+2
Reformatory Political Federation158,7051.773+2
Reformed Political Party155,2511.732–1
Reformed Political League119,1581.3320
Socialist Party118,7681.322+2
Union 55+78,1470.871New
Centre Party '8632,3270.360New
Natural Law Party27,6650.310New
Progressive Integration Party17,2300.190New
The Greens13,9020.1500
New Communist Party of the Netherlands11,6300.130New
Solidarity Farmers' Party9,0960.100New
Party for Environment and Justice8,7160.100New
Solidarity '937,9190.090New
Pacifist Socialist Party '927,3850.080New
The New Party6,8250.080New
General Democratic Party5,1960.060New
Patriotic Democratic Appeal4,8450.050New
Socialist Alternative Politics4,3470.0500
Libertarian Party2,7540.030New
Total8,981,556100.001500
Valid votes8,981,55699.49
Invalid/blank votes46,3310.51
Total votes9,027,887100.00
Registered voters/turnout11,455,92478.81
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, European Elections Database
Popular Vote
PvdA
23.97%
CDA
22.23%
VVD
19.96%
D66
15.49%
AOV
3.63%
GL
3.47%
CD
2.46%
RPF
1.77%
SGP
1.73%
GPV
1.33%
SP
1.32%
Unie 55+
0.87%
Other
1.78%

References

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

Further reading

  • Irwin, Galen A. "The Dutch Parliamentary Election of 1994," Electoral Studies (1995) 14#1 pp. 72–77

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