1937 Dutch general election

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1937 Dutch general election
Netherlands
← 1933 26 May 1937 1946 →
Turnout94.4%
Party Leader % Seats ±
RKSP Piet Aalberse 28.8% 31 +3
SDAP Johann Willem Albarda 21.9% 23 +1
ARP Hendrikus Colijn 16.4% 17 +3
CHU Dirk Jan de Geer 7.5% 8 -2
VDB Pieter Oud 5.9% 6 0
NSB Anton Mussert 4.2% 4 New
LSP Willem Carel Wendelaar 3.9% 4 -3
CPN Louis de Visser 3.4% 3 -1
CDU Harm van Houten 2.1% 2 +1
SGP Gerrit Hendrik Kersten 1.9% 2 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Hendrikus Colijn.png Hendrikus Colijn
ARP
Hendrikus Colijn
ARP
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Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or) "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain".)
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General elections were held in the Netherlands on 26 May 1937.[1] The Roman Catholic State Party remained the largest party in the House of Representatives, winning 31 of the 100 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Roman Catholic State Party 1,170,431 28.8 31 +3
Social Democratic Workers' Party 890,661 21.9 23 +1
Anti-Revolutionary Party 665,501 16.4 17 +3
Christian Historical Union 302,829 7.5 8 –2
Free-thinking Democratic League 239,502 5.9 6 0
National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands 171,137 4.2 4 New
Liberal State Party 160,260 3.9 4 –3
Communist Party of the Netherlands 136,026 3.4 3 –1
Christian Democratic Union 85,004 2.1 2 +1
Reformed Political Party 78,619 1.9 2 –1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 32,846 0.9 0 –1
Catholic Democratic Party 27,665 0.7 0 New
Hervormd Gereformeerde Staatspartij 24,543 0.7 0 –1
Actie Bouwman 21,192 0.6 0 New
Christian National Action 20,486 0.6 0 New
Public Interest 14567 0.4 0 New
National Farmers', Horticulturists' and Middle Class Party 6,891 0.2 0 –1
Alliance for National Reconstruction 6,270 0.2 0 –1
Dutch People's Fascism 2,649 0.1 0 New
National Socialist Dutch Workers Party 998 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 154,826
Total 4,212,903 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,462,859 94.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Directory of small political parties 1918-1967
Popular Vote
RKSP
28.84%
SDAP
21.95%
ARP
16.40%
CHU
7.46%
VDB
5.90%
NSB
4.22%
LSP
3.95%
CPN
3.35%
CDU
2.09%
SGP
1.94%
RSP
0.81%
KDP
0.68%
HGSP
0.60%
Other
1.80%

References[edit]

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