Dutch general election, 1917

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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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A general election of the House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament was held in the Netherlands in 1917.

In this election, the parties agreed to hold elections in which the incumbent members of parliament were the only candidates in order to allow a change in the constitution to introduce universal male suffrage and proportional representation.

National summary[edit]

Party  % Seats
Anti-Revolutionaire Partij . 11
Sociaal Democratische Arbeiders Partij . 15
Liberale Unie . 22
Roomsch-Katholieke Bond van Kiesverenigingen . 25
Christelijk-Historische Unie . 10
Vrijzinnig Democratische Bond . 5
Bond van Vrije Liberalen . 10
Total - 100


  • Anti Revolutionary Party (Anti-Revolutionaire Partij)
  • Christian Historical Union (Christelijke-Historische Unie)
  • Freethinking Democratic League (Vrijzinnig Democratische Bond)
  • League of Free Liberals (Bond van Vrije Liberalen)
  • Liberal Union (Liberale Unie)
  • Roman Catholic League of Electoral Associations (Roomsch-Katholieke Bond van Kiesverenigingen)
  • Social Democratic Workers' Party (Sociaal-Democratische Arbeiderspartij)