1986 Dutch general election

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Dutch general election, 1986
Netherlands
← 1982 21 May 1986 1989 →
Turnout85.8%
Party Leader % Seats ±
CDA Ruud Lubbers 34.6% 54 +9
PvdA Joop den Uyl 33.3% 52 +5
VVD Ed Nijpels 17.4% 27 -9
D66 Hans van Mierlo 6.1% 9 +3
SGP Bas van der Vlies 1.7% 3 0
PPR Ria Beckers 1.3% 2 0
PSP Andrée van Es 1.2% 1 -2
GPV Gert Schutte 1.0% 1 0
RPF Meindert Leerling 0.9% 1 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Tweede Kamerverkiezingen 1986.png
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Rudd Lubbers Ruud Lubbers
CDA
Ruud Lubbers
CDA
Rudd Lubbers

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 21 May 1986.[1] The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) emerged as the largest party, winning 54 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

The incumbent CDA-VVD coalition maintained exactly the same number of seats as they had achieved at the last general election and continued working together in government with the CDA's Ruud Lubbers as Prime Minister.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Appeal 3,172,918 34.6 54 +9
Labour Party 3,051,678 33.3 52 +5
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1,596,991 17.4 27 –9
Democrats 66 562,466 6.1 9 +3
Reformed Political Party 159,740 1.7 3 0
Political Party of Radicals 115,203 1.3 2 0
Pacifist Socialist Party 110,182 1.2 1 –2
Reformed Political League 88,381 1.0 1 0
Reformatory Political Federation 83,582 0.9 1 –1
Communist Party of the Netherlands 57,847 0.6 0 –3
Centre Party 36,741 0.4 0 –1
Socialist Party 32,144 0.4 0 0
Evangelical People's Party 21,998 0.2 0 –1
Federation of Greens 18,641 0.2 0 New
Party for the Middle Groups 15,297 0.2 0 New
Loesje 12,882 0.1 0 New
Centre Democrats 12,277 0.0 0 New
League of Communists in the Netherlands 4,618 0.1 0 New
Partij voor Ambtenaren & Trendvolgers 4,500 0.0 0 New
Anti Revolutionaries '85 3,664 0.0 0 New
Socialist Workers' Party 3,634 0.0 0 New
God with Us 2,375 0.0 0 0
General Interest Party 2,128 0.0 0 New
Luck for Everyone Party 1,184 0.0 0 New
Wissink List 560 0.0 0 New
Humanist Party 463 0.0 0 New
Brummer List 65 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 27,462
Total 9,199,621 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 10,727,701 85.8
Source: Nederlandse verkiezingsuitslagen
Popular Vote
CDA
34.59%
PvdA
33.27%
VVD
17.41%
D66
6.13%
SGP
1.74%
PPR
1.26%
PSP
1.20%
GPV
0.96%
RPF
0.91%
CPN
0.63%
SP
0.35%
Other
1.54%

References[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Gladdish, Ken. "The Centre Holds: the 1986 Netherlands Election," West European Politics (1987). 10#1 pp. 115-119