50PLUS

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50PLUS
Leader vacant
Chairman vacant
Vice Chairman vacant
Leader in the Senate Jan Nagel
Leader in the House of Representatives Norbert Klein (interim)
Founded 2009
Preceded by Onafhankelijke Ouderen- en Kinderen Unie
Ideology Pensioners' interests[1][2]
Political position Centre
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Purple
House of Representatives
2 / 150
Senate
1 / 75
States-Provincial
9 / 566
European Parliament
0 / 26
Website
50pluspartij.nl
Politics of Netherlands
Political parties
Elections

50PLUS is a Dutch political party. The party was founded in 2009 by Maurice Koopman, Alexander Münninghoff, and Jan Nagel, a politician formerly connected to the Labour Party and Leefbaar Nederland. Nagel is the Party Chair and Henk Krol Vice Chair.

The party first participated in elections during the 2011 provincial elections. During these elections the party obtained 9 seats in the States-Provincial. In the 2011 Dutch Senate elections the members of the States-Provincial elected the members of the new Senate. During these elections, the party won one seat in the Senate. During the Dutch general election of 2012 the Party obtained 2 seats.

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament (States-General, Staten-Generaal)[edit]

House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer)
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Government Notes
2012 177,631 1.9 (#11)
2 / 150
in opposition
Senate (Eerste Kamer)
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Notes
2011 2,193 1.3
1 / 75

Provincial elections (States-Provincial, Provinciale Staten)[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Notes
2011
9 / 566

Representation[edit]

Members of the House of Representatives[edit]

After the 2012 elections the party has two representatives in the House of Representatives:

Note: Because parliamentary leader Henk Krol left the party on October 4, 2013, Norbert Klein was chosen as interim-leader while the third candidate on the 50PLUS-list for the 2012 elections Martine Baay-Timmerman entered the House of Representatives because of the event

Members of the Senate[edit]

After the 2011 Senate elections, the party has one representative in the Senate:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andeweg, R. and G. Irwin Politics and Governance in the Netherlands, Basingstoke (Palgrave) p.49
  2. ^ Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck