Dutch general election, 1967

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Dutch general election, 1967
Netherlands
← 1963 15 February 1967 1971 →

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 94.9%
  First party Second party Third party
  Norbert Schmelzer Joop den Uyl Edzo Toxopeus
Leader Norbert Schmelzer Joop den Uyl Edzo Toxopeus
Party KVP PvdA VVD
Leader since 1963 1966 1963
Last election 50 seats, 31.9% 43 seats, 28.0% 16 seats, 10.3%
Seats won 42 37 17
Seat change Decrease8 Decrease6 Increase1
Popular vote 1,822,904 1,620,112 738,202
Percentage 26.5% 23.6% 10.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Barend Biesheuvel Henk Beernink Hendrik Koekoek
Leader Barend Biesheuvel Henk Beernink Hendrik Koekoek
Party ARP CHU BP
Leader since 1963 1959 1959
Last election 13 seats, 8.7% 13 seats, 8.6% 3 seats, 2.1%
Seats won 15 12 7
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Increase4
Popular vote 681,060 560,033 327,953
Percentage 9.9% 8.1% 4.8%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Hans van Mierlo Marcus Bakker Henk Lankhorst.PNG
Leader Hans van Mierlo Marcus Bakker Henk Lankhorst
Party D66 CPN PSP
Leader since 1966 1963 1962
Last election First Election 4 seats, 2.8% 4 seats, 3.0%
Seats won 7 5 4
Seat change Increase7 Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 307,810 248,318 197,206
Percentage 4.5% 3.6% 2.9%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Jelle Zijlstra
ARP

Prime Minister

Piet de Jong
KVP

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 15 February 1967.[1] The Catholic People's Party (KVP) remained the largest party, winning 42 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

The elections led to a four-party coalition government being formed, consisting of the KVP, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Anti-Revolutionary Party and Christian Historical Union.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic People's Party 1,822,904 26.5 42 –8
Labour Party 1,620,112 23.6 37 –6
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 738,202 10.7 17 +1
Anti-Revolutionary Party 681,060 9.9 15 +2
Christian Historical Union 560,033 8.1 12 –1
Farmers' Party 327,953 4.8 7 +4
Democrats 1966 307,810 4.5 7 New
Communist Party of the Netherlands 248,318 3.6 5 +1
Pacifist Socialist Party 197,206 2.9 4 0
Reformed Political Party 138,069 2.0 3 0
Reformed Political League 59,156 0.9 1 0
Christian Democratic Union 177,207 2.7 0 New
Christian National People's Party 0 0
The Emergency Council 0 New
Land Interests 0 New
Liberal People's Party 0 New
Van Breukelen-Grein List 0 New
Germeaux List 0 New
Machiela List 0 New
Rodermond List 0 New
Voogd List 0 New
Party of the Right 0 New
Party for the Unmarried 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 198,298
Total 7,076,328 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 7,452,776 94.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
KVP
  
26.50%
PvdA
  
23.55%
VVD
  
10.73%
ARP
  
9.90%
CHU
  
8.14%
BP
  
4.77%
D66
  
4.48%
CPN
  
3.61%
PSP
  
2.87%
SGP
  
2.01%
GPV
  
0.86%
Other
  
2.58%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1396 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1414