European Parliament election, 1989 (Netherlands)

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Netherlands European Parliament election, 1989
Netherlands
1984 ←
15 June 1989 → 1994
25 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 47,5%
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The European Parliament election of 1989 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1989-1994 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1989 European election. It was held on June 15, 1989. Ten parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 25 seats.

Background[edit]

Combined lists[edit]

Several parties combined in one list to take part in this European Election and increase their chance on a seat in the European Parliament. These combined lists are:

  1. Rainbow of CPN and PSP, PPR
  2. SGP, RPF and GPV

Electoral alliances[edit]

No lists formed an electoral alliance

Voting right[edit]

All Dutch, everywhere in the world were granted voting rights this election. Except for the Dutch living in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, because they can vote for the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles. However if the subject lived for 10 years or longer in the Netherlands they can still vote for the European Elections.

These people got right to vote in this fourth election for the European Parliament in 1989 in the Netherlands:[1]

  • Everyone who was allowed to vote in the Dutch parliament elections;
  • Dutch who are resident anywhere in the world and did not already have voting rights for the Dutch Parliament elections; (except for Dutch living in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, because they vote for the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles. Dutch from the Netherlands Antilles en Aruba are allowed to vote for European Elections if they lived for at least 10 years in the Netherlands.)
  • Subjects of one of the other Member States which have residence in the Netherlands. Provided that the state of which they are from granted the same.

Results[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

In the election the conservative liberal VVD loses seats to the progressive liberal D66, who return to the European parliament after a five year absence. 45.7% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.

e • d Summary of the 15 June 1989 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
Logo National Party EU Party EP Group
CDA.svg Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP 34,6 +4,6 10 +1
PvdA.svg Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid SOC 30,7 −3,0 8 ±0
VVD.svg People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR 13,6 -5,9 3 -2
Rainbow (CPN, PSP, PPR, Green Party Netherlands) EGC RBW 7,0 +1,4 2 ±0
D66.svg Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR 6,0 +3,7 1 +1
SGP, RPF and GPV none NI 5,9 +0,7 1 ±0
Centre Democrats Centrum Democraten none 0,8 -1,7 0 ±0
SP nl logo 2006.svg Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none 0,7 +0,7 0 ±0
Others none 0,8 +0,4 0 ±0
Total valid votes 5.242.333 100 25 ±0
Invalid votes 28.041
Blank votes 0
Total votes 5.270.374
Electorate 11.099.123
Turnout 47,5%
Source: [2]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 15 June 1989 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1984 Seats 1989 Change
European People's Party EPP 9 10 +1
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 8 8 ±0
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party ELDR 5 4 -1
Rainbow Group RBW 2 2 ±0
Non-Inscrits 1 1 ±0
25 25 ±0

Elected Members[edit]

Below are the members elected in the 1989 European elections.

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Bouke Beumer
  2. Pam Cornelissen
  3. Jim Janssen van Raaij
  4. Hanja Maij-Weggen
  5. Ria Oomen-Ruijten
  6. Arie Oostlander
  7. Karla Peijs
  8. Jean Penders
  9. Jan Sonneveld
  10. Maxime Verhagen

Dutch Labour Party

  1. Hedy d'Ancona
  2. Piet Dankert
  3. Alman Metten
  4. Hemmo Muntingh
  5. Maartje van Putten
  6. Wim van Velzen
  7. Ben Visser
  8. Eisso Woltjer

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Jessica Larive
  2. Gijs de Vries (top candidate)
  3. Florus Wijsenbeek

Rainbow of CPN, PSP and PPR

  1. Nel van Dijk (CPN)
  2. Herman Verbeek (PPR)

Democrats 66

  1. Jan-Willem Bertens

SGP, RPF and GPV

  1. Leen van der Waal (SGP)

MEPs period 1989-1994[edit]

Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1989-1994 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Hedy d'Ancona      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 7 November 1989
Jan-Willem Bertens      Democrats 66      ELDR 24 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Bouke Beumer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Mathilde van den Brink      Labour Party      SOC 20 November 1989 – 19 July 1994
Pam Cornelissen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989
Nel van Dijk      Rainbow of CPN, PSP and PPR      RBW January 1987 – 1 September 1998
Annemarie Goedmakers      Labour Party      SOC 20 November 1989 – 19 July 1994
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP October 1986 – 20 July 1999
Jessica Larive      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 6 November 1989
Alman Metten      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Hemmo Muntingh      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989
Arie Oostlander      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004
Karla Peijs      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 27 May 2003
Jean Penders      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Bartho Pronk      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 November 1989 – 20 July 2004
Maartje van Putten      Labour Party      SOC 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Jan Sonneveld      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Wim van Velzen      Labour Party      SOC 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Herman Verbeek      Rainbow of CPN, PSP and PPR      RBW 25 July 1989 – 19 July 1994
Maxime Verhagen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 19 July 1994
Ben Visser      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 19 July 1994
Gijs de Vries      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 2 Augustus 1998
Leendert "Leen" van der Waal      SGP, RPF and GPV      NI 24 July 1984 – 2 September 1997
Florus Wijsenbeek      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Eisso Woltjer      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Core data Dutch EP elections 2009 in .pdf and Dutch
  2. ^ CBS StatLine Election 1989
  3. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum