Dutch general election, 1897

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General elections were held in the Netherlands on 15 June 1897.[1] The Liberal Democratic League remained the largest party, winning 48 of the 100 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Democratic League 126,199 30.5 48 –9
Anti Revolutionary Party 108,581 26.2 17 +2
General League of Roman Catholic Caucuses 83,826 20.3 22 –3
Christian Historicals 44,159 10.7 6 +6
Radical League 14,863 3.6 4 +1
Social Democratic Workers' Party 12,312 3.0 3 +3
Other parties 23,774 5.7 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 413,714 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 576,598
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1395 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1412