50PLUS

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50PLUS
Leader Jan Nagel (Acting)
Chairman John Struijlaard
Deputy Chairman Maurice Koopman
Party Secretary Hylke ten Cate
Treasurer Peter Pont
Leader in the Senate Jan Nagel
Leader in the House of Representatives Henk Krol
Founded 2009
Preceded by Onafhankelijke Ouderen- en Kinderen Unie
Thinktank Wetenschappelijk Bureau 50PLUS
Ideology Pensioners' interests
Populism[1][2]
Political position Centre
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Purple
Senate
1 / 75
House of Representatives
2 / 150
States-Provincial
14 / 570
European Parliament
0 / 26
Website
50pluspartij.nl
Politics of Netherlands
Political parties
Elections

50PLUS is a Pensioners' interests political party in the Netherlands. The party was founded in 2009 by Maurice Koopman, Alexander Münninghoff, and Jan Nagel, a politician formerly connected to the Labour Party and Livable Netherlands. Nagel has been the acting Leader since 2013.

The party first participated in elections during the Dutch provincial elections of 2011. During these elections the party obtained 9 seats in the States-Provincial. In the Dutch Senate election of 2011 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[edit]

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

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2014 174.466 3,7
0 / 25
Steady 0

States-Provincial[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Notes
2011 (#10)
9 / 566
2015 (#10)
14 / 570
Increase 5

Organization[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Representation[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Current members of the House of Representatives since the Dutch general election of 2012:

Senate[edit]

Current members of the Senate since the Dutch Senate election of 2011:

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