50PLUS

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50PLUS
Abbreviation 50+
Leader Henk Krol
Chairman Jan Nagel
Leader in the Senate Jan Nagel
Leader in the House of Representatives Henk Krol
Founded 2009
Headquarters Kneuterdijk 2
The Hague
Youth wing None
Thinktank Wetenschappelijk Bureau 50PLUS
Membership (2017) 6,180[1]
Ideology Pensioners' interests [2][3]
Populism[4]
Political position Centre
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Purple
Senate
2 / 75
House of Representatives
4 / 150
King's Commissioners
0 / 12
States-Provincial
14 / 570
European Parliament
0 / 26
Website
www.50pluspartij.nl

The 50PLUS (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfɛiftɪx plʏs]), abbreviated to 50+, is a pensioners' interests political party in the Netherlands. The party was founded in 2009 by Maurice Koopman, Alexander Münninghoff, and Jan Nagel, a politician formerly connected to the Labour Party and Livable Netherlands. Henk Krol is the Leader since 2016.

The party first participated in elections during the Dutch provincial elections of 2011. During these elections the party obtained 9 seats in the States-Provincial. In the Dutch Senate election of 2011 the members of the States-Provincial elected the members of the new Senate. During these elections, the party won one seat in the Senate. During the Dutch general election of 2012 the party obtained 2 seats.

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election year House of Representatives Government Notes
# of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2012 177,631 1.9 (#11)
2 / 150
Increase 2 in opposition One seat left after 3 June 2014
2017 327,131 3.1 (#10)
4 / 150
Increase 2 in opposition
Election year Senate Government Notes
# of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2011 2,193 1.3
1 / 75
Increase 1 in opposition

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2014 174.466 3,7
0 / 25
Steady 0

States-Provincial[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Notes
2011 (#10)
9 / 566
2015 (#10)
14 / 570
Increase 5

Organization[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Representation[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Current members of the House of Representatives since the Dutch general election of 2012:

Senate[edit]

Current members of the Senate since the Dutch Senate election of 2015:

See also[edit]

  • Union 55+, Dutch pensioners' interests party active in the 1990s

References[edit]