Dutch general election, 1982

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Dutch general election, 1982
Netherlands
1981 ←
8 September 1982 → 1986

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 81.0%
  First party Second party Third party
  Joop den Uyl Dries van Agt Ed Nijpels
Leader Joop den Uyl Dries van Agt Ed Nijpels
Party PvdA CDA VVD
Leader since 1966 1976 1982
Last election 44 seats, 28.3% 48 seats, 30.8% 26 seats, 17.3%
Seats won 47 45 36
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3 Increase10
Popular vote 2,420,441 2,503,517 1,900,763
Percentage 30.4% 29.4% 23.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Jan Terlouw Fred van der Spek Henk van Rossum
Leader Jan Terlouw Fred van der Spek Henk van Rossum
Party D66 PSP SGP
Leader since 1973 1978 1981
Last election 17 seats, 11.1% 3 seats, 2.1% 3 seats, 2.0%
Seats won 6 3 3
Seat change Decrease11 Steady0 Steady0
Popular vote 351,278 187,547 156,636
Percentage 4.3% 2.3% 1.9%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Ina Brouwer Ria Beckers Meindert Leerling
Leader Ina Brouwer Ria Beckers Meindert Leerling
Party CPN PPR RPF
Leader since 1982 1977 1980
Last election 3 seats, 2.0% 3 seats, 2.0% 2 seats, 1.2%
Seats won 3 2 2
Seat change Steady0 Decrease1 Steady0
Popular vote 147,753 136,446 124,235
Percentage 1.8% 1.5% 1.5%

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Prime Minister before election

Dries van Agt
CDA

Prime Minister

Ruud Lubbers
CDA

Early general elections were held in the Netherlands on 8 September 1982.[1] The Labour Party emerged as the largest party, winning 47 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 2,503,517 30.4 47 +3
Christian Democratic Appeal 2,420,441 29.4 45 –3
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1,900,763 23.1 36 +10
Democrats 66 351,278 4.3 6 –11
Pacifist Socialist Party 187,547 2.3 3 0
Reformed Political Party 156,636 1.9 3 0
Communist Party of the Netherlands 147,753 1.8 3 0
Political Party of Radicals 136,446 1.7 2 –1
Reformatory Political Federation 124,235 1.5 2 0
Reformed Political League 67,163 0.8 1 0
Centre Party 68,423 0.8 1 +1
Evangelical People's Party 56,466 0.7 1 +1
Democratic Socialists '70 115,598 1.4 0 0
God with Us 0 0
Small Party 0 0
Dutch Peoples-Union 0 0
Progressive Party for the Preservation of Work, Environment and Society 0 New
Roman Catholic Party of the Netherlands 0 0
Right-wing People's Party 0 0
Socialist Party 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 37,115
Total 8,732,631 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 10,216,627 81.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
PvdA
  
30.40%
CDA
  
29.39%
VVD
  
23.08%
D66
  
4.26%
PSP
  
2.28%
SGP
  
1.90%
CPN
  
1.79%
PPR
  
1.66%
RPF
  
1.51%
CP
  
0.83%
GPV
  
0.82%
EVP
  
0.69%
SP
  
0.55%
DS70
  
0.38%
Other
  
0.48%

References[edit]

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