Dutch general election, 1963

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Dutch general election, 1963
Netherlands
1959 ←
15 May 1963 → 1967

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 95.1%
  First party Second party Third party
  Victor Marijnen Anne Vondeling Edzo Toxopeus
Leader Victor Marijnen Anne Vondeling Edzo Toxopeus
Party KVP PvdA VVD
Leader since 1963 1963 1963
Last election 49 seats, 31.6% 48 seats, 30.4% 19 seats, 12.2%
Seats won 50 43 16
Seat change Increase1 Decrease5 Decrease3
Popular vote 1,995,352 1,753,084 643,839
Percentage 31.9% 28.0% 10.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Barend Biesheuvel Henk Beernink Henk Lankhorst.PNG
Leader Barend Biesheuvel Henk Beernink Henk Lankhorst
Party ARP CHU PSP
Leader since 1963 1959 1962
Last election 14 seats, 9.4% 12 seats, 8.1% 2 seats, 1.8%
Seats won 13 13 4
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Increase2
Popular vote 545,836 536,801 189,373
Percentage 8.7% 8.6% 3.0%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Paul de Groot Cornelius van Dis.PNG Hendrik Koekoek
Leader Paul de Groot Cornelius van Dis Hendrik Koekoek
Party CPN SGP BP
Leader since 1945 1961 1959
Last election 3 seats, 2.4% 3 seats, 2.2% 0 seats, ?%
Seats won 4 3 3
Seat change Increase1 Steady Increase3
Popular vote 173,325 143,818 133,231
Percentage 2.8% 2.3% 2.1%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Jan de Quay
KVP

Prime Minister

Victor Marijnen
KVP

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 15 May 1963.[1] The Catholic People's Party remained the largest party, winning 50 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic People's Party 1,995,352 31.9 50 +1
Labour Party 1,753,084 28.0 43 –5
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 643,839 10.3 16 –3
Anti Revolutionary Party 545,836 8.7 13 –1
Christian Historical Union 536,801 8.6 13 +1
Pacifist Socialist Party 189,373 3.0 4 +2
Communist Party of the Netherlands 173,325 2.8 4 +1
Reformed Political Party 143,818 2.3 3 0
Farmers' Party 133,231 2.1 3 +3
Reformed Political League 46,324 0.7 1 +1
Christian National People's Party 97,538 1.6 0 New
Liberal State Party 0 New
Grol List 0 New
Liberal Union/Veilig Verkeer en 100,000 Woningen per Jaar 0 New
New Democratic Party 0 New
Economic Appeal Party 0 New
People's Referendum 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 161,443
Total 6,419,964 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,748,611 95.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
KVP
  
31.88%
PvdA
  
28.01%
VVD
  
10.29%
ARP
  
8.72%
CHU
  
8.58%
PSP
  
3.03%
CPN
  
2.77%
SGP
  
2.30%
BP
  
2.13%
GPV
  
0.74%
Other
  
1.56%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1396 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1413