Dutch general election, 1989

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Dutch general election, 1989
Netherlands
← 1986 6 September 1989 1994 →
Turnout 80.3%
Party Leader % Seats ±
CDA Ruud Lubbers 35.3% 54 0
PvdA Wim Kok 31.9% 49 -3
VVD Joris Voorhoeve 14.6% 22 -5
D66 Hans van Mierlo 7.9% 12 +3
GL Ria Beckers 4.1% 6 +3
SGP Bas van der Vlies 1.9% 3 0
GPV Gert Schutte 1.2% 2 +1
RPF Meindert Leerling 1.0% 1 0
CD Hans Janmaat 0.9% 1 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Tweede Kamerverkiezingen 1989.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 6 September 1989.[1] The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) remained the largest party, winning 54 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2] This chamber served for 4 years and 7 months, the longest tenure of any modern Dutch parliament.

Following the elections, the CDA formed a coalition government with the Labour Party with the CDA's Ruud Lubbers continuing as Prime Minister.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Appeal 3,140,502 35.3 54 0
Labour Party 2,835,251 31.9 49 –3
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1,295,402 14.6 22 –5
Democrats 66 701,934 7,9 12 +3
GreenLeft 362,304 4.1 6 +3
Reformed Political Party 166,082 1.9 3 0
Reformed Political League 109,637 1.2 2 +1
Reformatory Political Federation 85,231 1.0 1 0
Centre Democrats 81,427 0.9 1 +1
Anti Unemployment Party 115,532 1.3 0 New
Elderly Central 0 New
The Greens 0 New
Great Alliance Party 0 New
Humanist Party 0 0
Environmental Defence Party 2000+ 0 New
Party of Democratic Socialists 0 New
Political Party for the Elderly 0 New
Realistic Netherlands 0 New
Socialist Workers' Party 0 0
Constitutional Federation 0 New
Socialist Minority Party 0 New
Socialist Party 0 0
League of Communists in the Netherlands 0 0
Progressive Minorities Party 0 New
Women's Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 26,485
Total 8,919,787 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 11,112,189 80.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
CDA
  
35.31%
PvdA
  
31.88%
VVD
  
14.57%
D66
  
7.89%
GL
  
4.07%
SGP
  
1.87%
GPV
  
1.23%
RPF
  
0.96%
CD
  
0.92%
SP
  
0.44%
Other
  
0.86%

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