Dutch general election, 1989

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Dutch general election, 1989
Netherlands
1986 ←
6 September 1989 → 1994

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 80.3%
  First party Second party Third party
  Ruud Lubbers Wim Kok Joris Voorhoeve
Leader Ruud Lubbers Wim Kok Joris Voorhoeve
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Leader since 1982 1986 1986
Last election 54 seats, 34.6% 52 seats, 33.3% 27 seats, 17.4%
Seats won 54 49 22
Seat change Steady0 Decrease3 Decrease5
Popular vote 3,140,502 2,835,251 1,295,402
Percentage 35.3% 31.9% 14.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Hans van Mierlo Ria Beckers Bas van der Vlies
Leader Hans van Mierlo Ria Beckers Bas van der Vlies
Party D66 GL SGP
Leader since 1986 1994 1986
Last election 9 seats, 6.1% 3 seats, 3.3% 3 seats, 1.7%
Seats won 12 6 3
Seat change Increase3 Increase3 Steady0
Popular vote 701,934 362,304 166,082
Percentage 7.9% 4.1% 1.9%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Gert Schutte Meindert Leerling Hans Janmaat
Leader Gert Schutte Meindert Leerling Hans Janmaat
Party GPV RPF CD
Leader since 1981 1980 1984
Last election 1 seats, 1.0% 1 seats, 0.9% 0 seats, 0.1%
Seats won 2 1 1
Seat change Increase1 Steady0 Increase1
Popular vote 109,637 85,231 81,427
Percentage 1.2% 1.0% 0.9%

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Prime Minister before election

Ruud Lubbers
CDA

Prime Minister

Ruud Lubbers
CDA

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 6 September 1989.[1] The Christian Democratic Appeal remained the largest party, winning 54 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2] This chamber served for 4 years and 7 months, the longest tenure of any modern Dutch parliament.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Appeal 3,140,502 35.3 54 0
Labour Party 2,835,251 31.9 49 –3
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1,295,402 14.6 22 –5
Democrats 66 701,934 7,9 12 +3
Reformed Political Party 166,082 1.9 3 0
GreenLeft 362,304 4.1 6 +3
Reformed Political League 109,637 1.2 2 +1
Reformatory Political Federation 85,231 1.0 1 0
Centre Democrats 81,427 0.9 1 +1
Anti Unemployment Party 115,532 1.3 0 New
Elderly Central 0 New
The Greens 0 New
Great Alliance Party 0 New
Humanist Party 0 0
Environmental Defence Party 2000+ 0 New
Party of Democratic Socialists 0 New
Political Party for the Elderly 0 New
Realistic Netherlands 0 New
Socialist Workers' Party 0 0
Constitutional Federation 0 New
Socialist Minority Party 0 New
Socialist Party 0 0
League of Communists in the Netherlands 0 0
Progressive Minorities Party 0 New
Women's Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 26,485
Total 8,919,787 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 11,112,189 80.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
CDA
  
35.31%
PvdA
  
31.88%
VVD
  
14.57%
D66
  
7.89%
GL
  
4.07%
SGP
  
1.87%
GPV
  
1.23%
RPF
  
0.96%
CD
  
0.92%
SP
  
0.44%
Other
  
0.86%

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