European Parliament election, 1994 (Netherlands)

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Netherlands European Parliament election, 1994
Netherlands
← 1989 9 June 1994 1999 →

31 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 35.69%
  First party Second party Third party
  Hanja Maij-Weggen.png Hedy d'Ancona (PvdA) - NL-HaNA Anefo 931-7903 WM434.jpg Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg
Leader Hanja Maij-Weggen Hedy d'Ancona Gijs de Vries
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Alliance EPP PES ELDR
Seats won
10 / 31
8 / 31
6 / 31
Seat change 0 Steady 0 Steady 3 Increase
Popular vote 1,271,855 945,869 740,443
Percentage 30.77% 22.88% 17.91%
Swing 3.8% Decrease 7.8% Decrease 3.7% Increase

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Jan-Willem Bertens Leen van der Waal Nel van Dijk
Party D66 SGP/RPF/GPV GL
Alliance ELDR EN /I-EN Greens-EFA
Seats won
4 / 31
2 / 31
1 / 31
Seat change 3 Increase 1 Increase 1 Decrease
Popular vote 481,843 322,793 154,547
Percentage 11.66% 7.81% 3.74%
Swing 5.7% Increase 1.9% Increase 3.3% Decrease
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The European Parliament election of 1994 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1994-1999 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1994 European election. It was held on 9 June 1994. Eleven parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 31 seats. (up from 25).

Background[edit]

Combined lists[edit]

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:

  1. SGP, RPF and GPV

Electoral alliances[edit]

No lists formed an electoral alliance.

Voting right[edit]

All subjects from other member states in the Netherlands were allowed to vote this election. It's no longer necessary that the member state of which the subject is from does the same. Only for this election no ahead registration had to take place to take part.

These people got right to vote in this fifth election for the European Parliament in 1994 in the Netherlands:[1]

  • 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.

Results[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The liberal VVD and D66 parties and the orthodox Protestant alliance of Political Reformed Party, Reformatory Political Federation and Reformed Political Alliance profited from the expansion of the number of seats. While the Christian Democratic Appeal and the Labour Party lost a considerable number of votes, but remained stabile in seats. 35,69% of Dutch citizens turned out on election day.

e • d Summary of the 9 June 1994 election to the European Parliament in the Netherlands
← 1989 1994 1999 →
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
National Party EU Party EP Group
Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP 1,271,855 30.77 3.8 Decrease
10 / 31
0 Steady
Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid PES 945,869 22.88 7.8 Decrease
8 / 31
0 Steady
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR 740,443 17.91 3.7 Increase
6 / 31
3 Increase
Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR 481,843 11.66 5.7 Increase
4 / 31
3 Increase
SGP/RPF/GPV none EN /I-EN 322,793 7.81 1.9 Increase
2 / 31
1 Increase
GreenLeft GroenLinks EFGP G/EFA 154,547 3.74 3.3 Decrease
1 / 31
1 Decrease
The Greens De Groenen EFGP G/EFA 97,206 2.35 2.4 Increase
0 / 31
0 Steady
Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none 55,311 1.34 0.6 Increase
0 / 31
0 Steady
Centre Democrats Centrum Democraten none 43,299 1.05 0.2 Increase
0 / 31
0 Steady
A better Future Een Betere Toekomst none 11,547 0.28 new
0 / 31
0 Steady
List de Groen Lijst de Groen none 8,844 0.21 new
0 / 31
0 Steady
Total valid votes 4,133,557 100 31 6 Increase
Blank and Invalid votes 13,173
Total votes 4,146,730
Electorate 11,618,677
Turnout 35.69%
Source: [2]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 9 June 1994 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
← 1989 1994 1999 →
European group Seats 1989 Seats 1994 Change
European People's Party EPP 10 10 0 Steady
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party ELDR 4 10 6 Increase
Party of European Socialists PES 8 8 0 Steady
Green Group in the European Parliament G/EFA 2 1 1 Decrease
Europe of Nations EN 0 2 2 Increase
Non-Inscrits NI 1 0 1 Decrease
25 31 6 Increase

Elected Members[edit]

Source:[3]

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Hanja Maij-Weggen (top candidate)
  2. Peter Pex
  3. Wim van Velzen
  4. Bartho Pronk
  5. Arie Oostlander
  6. Jan Sonneveld
  7. Karla Peijs
  8. Ria Oomen-Ruijten
  9. Jim Janssen van Raaij
  10. Pam Cornelissen

Dutch Labour Party

  1. Piet Dankert
  2. Leonie van Bladel
  3. Jan Marinus Wiersma
  4. Frits Castricum
  5. Hedy d'Ancona (top candidate)
  6. Wim van Velzen
  7. Maartje van Putten
  8. Alman Metten

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Jessica Larive
  2. Jan Mulder
  3. Elly Plooij-van Gorsel
  4. Gijs de Vries (top candidate)
  5. Jan-Kees Wiebenga
  6. Florus Wijsenbeek

Democrats 66

  1. Johanna Boogerd-Quaak
  2. Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
  3. Doeke Eisma
  4. Jan-Willem Bertens (top candidate)

SGP/RPF/GPV

  1. Hans Blokland (GPV)
  2. Leen van der Waal (SGP) (top candidate)

GreenLeft

  1. Nel van Dijk (top candidate)

MEPs period 1994-1999[edit]

Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1994-1999 as a result of this election.


e • d MEPs for the Netherlands elected to the 4th European Parliament session
← 1989-1994 1994-1999 1999-2004 →
Name National party EP Group Period
Hedy d'Ancona      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – July 1999
Jan-Willem Bertens      Democrats 66      ELDR 24 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Leonie van Bladel      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Hans Blokland      Reformed Political Alliance      EN /I-EN 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Johanna Boogerd-Quaak      Democrats 66      ELDR 5 February 2003 – 20 July 2004
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst      Democrats 66      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 8 June 1999
Frits Castricum      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Pam Cornelissen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Rijk van Dam      Reformatory Political Federation      EN /I-EN September 1997 – 20 July 2004
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Nel van Dijk      GreenLeft      G January 1987 – 1 September 1998
Doeke Eisma      Democrats 66      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Robert Jan Goedbloed      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR September 1998 – 20 July 1999
Elly Plooij-van Gorsel      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004
Joost Lagendijk      GreenLeft      G 1 September 1998 – 14 July 2009
Jessica Larive      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 19 July 1994 – 1 October 2003
Alman Metten      Labour Party      PES 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Jan Mulder      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
22 June 2010 – 1 July 2014
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 - 1 July 2014
Arie Oostlander      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004
Karla Peijs      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 27 May 2003
Peter Pex      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Bartho Pronk      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 November 1989 – 20 July 2004
Maartje van Putten      Labour Party      PES 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP October 1986 – 20 July 1999
Jan Sonneveld      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Wim van Velzen      Labour Party      PES 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Wim van Velzen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004
Gijs de Vries      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 2 Augustus 1998
Leendert "Leen" van der Waal      Reformed Political Party      EN /I-EN 24 July 1984 – 2 September 1997
Jan-Kees Wiebenga      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – October 2001
Jan Marinus Wiersma      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Florus Wijsenbeek      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Core data Dutch EP elections 2009 Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. in .pdf and Dutch
  2. ^ Election results since 1918 (Dutch)
  3. ^ Dutch MEPs since 1952 Parlementair Documentatie Centrum van de Universiteit Leiden (Dutch)
  4. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum