Dutch general election, 1909

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General elections were held in the Netherlands on 11 June 1909.[1] The Anti Revolutionary Party and the General League of Roman Catholic Caucuses emerged as the largest parties, each winning 25 of the 100 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Anti Revolutionary Party 166,270 27.9 25 +10
Liberal Union 106,086 17.8 20
Social Democratic Workers' Party 82,855 13.9 7 0
General League of Roman Catholic Caucuses 76,087 13.9 25 0
Christian Historical Union 63,306 10.6 10 +2
Free-thinking Democratic League 54,007 9.1 9 –2
Liberal Democratic League 33,364 5.6 4
Other parties 13,985 2.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 596,060 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 843,487
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1395 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1412