1946 Dutch general election

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Dutch general election, 1946
Netherlands
← 1937 17 May 1946 1948 →
Turnout93.1%
Party Leader % Seats ±
KVP Carl Romme 30.8% 32 +1
PvdA Willem Drees 28.3% 29 +6
ARP Jan Schouten 12.9% 13 -4
CPN Paul de Groot 10.6% 10 +7
CHU Hendrik Tilanus 7.8% 8 0
PvdV Steven Bierema 6.4% 6 +2
SGP Pieter Zandt 2.1% 2 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Schermerhorn, W. - SFA008007277.jpg Willem Schermerhorn
PvdA
Louis Beel
KVP
Louis Beel 1945 (1).jpg

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 17 May 1946,[1] the first after World War II. The Catholic People's Party, a continuation of the pre-war Roman Catholic State Party, remained the largest party in the House of Representatives, winning 32 of the 100 seats.[2]

Following the elections, the Catholic People's Party formed a grand coalition government with the Labour Party.

Results[edit]

Indicated changes in seats are compared to the Schermerhorn-Drees cabinet appointed by Queen Wilhelmina after World War II.

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic People's Party 1,466,582 30.8 32 +1
Labour Party 1,347,940 28.3 29 –3
Anti-Revolutionary Party 614,201 12.9 13 –4
Communist Party of the Netherlands 502,963 10.6 10 +7
Christian Historical Union 373,217 7.8 8 0
Freedom Party 305,287 6.4 6 +2
Reformed Political Party 101,759 2.1 2 0
Protestant Union 32,020 0.7 0 New
Dutch Bellamy Party 11,205 0.2 0 New
Lopes Group 5,537 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 152,304
Total 4,912,015 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,275,888 93.1
Source: Nederlandse verkiezingsuitslagen
Popular Vote
KVP
30.81%
PvdA
28.31%
ARP
12.90%
CPN
10.56%
CHU
7.84%
PvdV
6.41%
SGP
2.14%
Other
1.02%

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