European Parliament election, 1989 (Netherlands)
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The European Parliament election of 1989 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1989–1994 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1989 European election. It was held on June 15, 1989. Ten parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 25 seats.
Several parties combined in one list to take part in this European Election and increase their chance on a seat in the European Parliament. These combined lists are:
No lists formed an electoral alliance
All Dutch, everywhere in the world were granted voting rights this election. Except for the Dutch living in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, because they can vote for the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles. However, if the subject lived for 10 years or longer in the Netherlands they can still vote for the European Elections.
These people got right to vote in this fourth election for the European Parliament in 1989 in the Netherlands:
- Everyone who was allowed to vote in the Dutch parliament elections;
- Dutch who are resident anywhere in the world and did not already have voting rights for the Dutch Parliament elections; (except for Dutch living in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, because they vote for the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles. Dutch from the Netherlands Antilles en Aruba are allowed to vote for European Elections if they lived for at least 10 years in the Netherlands.)
- Subjects of one of the other Member States which have residence in the Netherlands. Provided that the state of which they are from granted the same.
Dutch political parties
In the election the conservative liberal VVD loses seats to the progressive liberal D66, who return to the European parliament after a five-year absence. 45.7% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.
|Logo||National Party||EU Party||EP Group|
|Christian Democratic Appeal||Christen-Democratisch Appèl||EPP||34,6||+4,6||10||+1|
|Labour Party||Partij van de Arbeid||SOC||30,7||−3,0||8||±0|
|People's Party for Freedom and Democracy||Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie||ELDR||13,6||-5,9||3||-2|
|Rainbow (CPN, PSP, PPR, Green Party Netherlands)||EGC||RBW||7,0||+1,4||2||±0|
|Democrats 66||Democraten 66||ELDR||6,0||+3,7||1||+1|
|SGP, RPF and GPV||none||NI||5,9||+0,7||1||±0|
|Centre Democrats||Centrum Democraten||none||0,8||-1,7||0||±0|
|Socialist Party||Socialistische Partij||none||0,7||+0,7||0||±0|
|Total valid votes||5.242.333||100||25||±0|
|European group||Seats 1984||Seats 1989||Change|
|European People's Party||EPP||9||10||+1|
|Confederation of Socialist Parties||SOC||8||8||±0|
|European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party||ELDR||5||4||-1|
Below are the members elected in the 1989 European elections.
- Bouke Beumer
- Pam Cornelissen
- Jim Janssen van Raaij
- Hanja Maij-Weggen
- Ria Oomen-Ruijten
- Arie Oostlander
- Karla Peijs
- Jean Penders
- Jan Sonneveld
- Maxime Verhagen
- Hedy d'Ancona
- Piet Dankert
- Alman Metten
- Hemmo Muntingh
- Maartje van Putten
- Wim van Velzen
- Ben Visser
- Eisso Woltjer
MEPs period 1989–1994
Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1989–1994 as a result of this election.