European Parliament election, 1999 (Netherlands)

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Netherlands European Parliament election, 1999
Netherlands
← 1994 10 June 1999 2004 →

31 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 30.02%
  First party Second party Third party
  Hanja Maij-Weggen.png Max van den Berg (24623521203).jpg Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg
Leader Hanja Maij-Weggen Max van den Berg Jan-Kees Wiebenga
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Alliance EPP-ED PES ELDR
Seats won
9 / 31
6 / 31
6 / 31
Seat change 1 Decrease 2 Decrease 0 Steady
Popular vote 951,898 712,929 698,050
Percentage 26.94% 20.11% 19.69%
Swing 3.9% Decrease 2.8% Decrease 2.2% Increase

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg Lousewies van der Laan (26472979804).jpg
Leader Joost Lagendijk Hans Blokland Lousewies van der Laan
Party GL SGP/RPF/GPV D66
Alliance Greens-EFA EDD ELDR
Seats won
4 / 31
3 / 31
2 / 31
Seat change 3 Increase 1 Increase 2 Decrease
Popular vote 419,869 309,612 205,623
Percentage 11.85% 8.74% 5.8%
Swing 8.1% Increase 0.9% Increase 5.9% Decrease

  Seventh party
  Erik Meijer.jpg
Leader Erik Meijer
Party SP
Alliance EUL/NGL
Seats won
1 / 31
Seat change 1 Increase
Popular vote 178,642
Percentage 5.04%
Swing 3.7 Increase


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The European Parliament election of 1999 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1999–2004 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1999 European election. It was held on June 10, 1999. Eleven parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 31 seats.

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.

Results[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

With only 30 percent of the population showing up, the voter turnout hit an all-time low for Dutch elections on the national level. In the election the GreenLeft performed particularly well quadrupling their seats from one to four. The Socialist Party won its first seat. These gains were made at the cost of the Christian Democratic Appeal, Democrats 66 and the PvdA, which lost one, two and two seats respectively.

e • d Summary of the 10 June 1999 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
← 1994 1999 2004 →
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
List National Party EU Party EP Group
list Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP EPP-ED 951,898 26.94 3.9 Decrease
9 / 31
1 Decrease
list Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid PES PES 712,929 20.11 2.8 Decrease
6 / 31
2 Decrease
list People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR ELDR 698,050 19.69 2.2 Increase
6 / 31
0 Steady
list GreenLeft GroenLinks EFGP Greens-EFA 419,869 11.85 8.1 Increase
4 / 31
3 Increase
list SGP/RPF/GPV none EDD 309.612 8,74 0,9 Increase
3 / 31
1 Increase
list Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR ELDR 205,623 5.8 5.9 Decrease
2 / 31
2 Decrease
list Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none EUL/NGL 178,642 5.04 3.7 Increase
1 / 31
1 Increase
list The European Party De Europese Partij none 23,231 0.66 new
0 / 31
0 Steady
list CD/Conservative Democrats CD/Conservatieve Democraten none 17,740 0.50 new
0 / 31
0 Steady
list European Electorate Platform Netherlands Europees Verkiezers Platform Nederland none 13,234 0.37 new
0 / 31
0 Steady
list List Sala Lijst Sala none 10,580 0.30 new
0 / 31
0 Steady
Total valid votes 3,544,408 100 31 0 Steady
Blank and Invalid votes 16,356
Total votes 3,560,764
Electorate 11,862,864
Turnout 30.02%
Source: [1]

European groups[edit]

The EPP-ED group becomes the biggest group this election despite losing seat. This because the ELDR group in the Netherlands lost 2 seats from the Democrats 66. The EG-EFA group makes a big gain in seat, thanks to the win of GreenLeft. The Socialist Party won EUL-NGL its first seat in the Netherlands.

e • d Summary of the 10 June 1999 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
← 1994 1999 2004 →
European group Seats 1994 Seats 1999 Change
European People's Party–European Democrats EPP-ED 10 9 1 Decrease
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party ELDR 10 8 2 Decrease
Party of European Socialists PES 8 6 2 Decrease
The Greens–European Free Alliance Greens-EFA 1 4 3 Increase
Europe of Democracies and Diversities EDD 2 3 1 Increase
European United Left–Nordic Green Left EUL-NGL 0 1 1 Increase
Non-Inscrits NI 0 0 0 Steady
31 31 0 Steady

Elected Members[edit]

Source:[2]

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Albert Jan Maat
  2. Maria Martens
  3. Bert Doorn
  4. Hanja Maij-Weggen (top candidate)
  5. Wim van Velzen
  6. Bartho Pronk
  7. Arie Oostlander
  8. Karla Peijs
  9. Ria Oomen-Ruijten

Dutch Labour Party

  1. Michiel van Hulten
  2. Joke Swiebel
  3. Ieke van den Burg
  4. Dorette Corbey
  5. Max van den Berg (top candidate)
  6. Jan Marinus Wiersma

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Jules Maaten
  2. Toine Manders
  3. Jan Mulder
  4. Elly Plooij-van Gorsel
  5. Marieke Sanders-ten Holte
  6. Jan-Kees Wiebenga (top candidate)

GreenLeft

  1. Theo Bouwman
  2. Kathalijne Buitenweg
  3. Joost Lagendijk (top candidate)
  4. Alexander de Roo

SGP/RPF/GPV

  1. Bas Belder (SGP)
  2. Hans Blokland (GPV) (top candidate)
  3. Rijk van Dam (RPF)

Democrats 66

  1. Lousewies van der Laan (top candidate)
  2. Bob van den Bos

Socialist Party

  1. Erik Meijer (top candidate)

MEPs period 1999–2004[edit]

Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1999–2004 as a result of this election.


e • d MEPs for the Netherlands elected to the 5th European Parliament session
← 1994-1999 1999-2004 2004-2009 →
Name National party EP Group Period
Bas Belder      Reformed Political Party      EDD 20 July 1999 -
Max van den Berg      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 - 1 September 2007
Hans Blokland      Reformed Political Alliance      EDD 19 July 1994 - 14 July 2009
Johanna Boogerd-Quaak      Democrats 66      ELDR 5 februari 2003 - 20 july 2004
Bob van den Bos      Democrats 66      ELDR 20 July 1999 - 20 July 2004
Theo Bouwman      GreenLeft      G–EFA 20 July 1999 - 20 July 2004
Cees Bremmer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 8 October 2003 - 20 July 2004
Kathalijne Buitenweg      GreenLeft      G–EFA 20 July 1999 - 14 July 2009
Ieke van den Burg      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 - 14 July 2009
Dorette Corbey      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 - 14 July 2009
Rijk van Dam      Reformatory Political Federation      EDD September 1997 - 20 July 2004
Bert Doorn      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 - 14 July 2009
Elly Plooij-van Gorsel      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 - 20 July 2004
Marieke Sanders-ten Holte      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 20 July 1999 - 20 July 2004
Michiel van Hulten      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 - 20 July 2004
Lousewies van der Laan      Democrats 66      ELDR 20 July 1999 - 30 January 2003
Joost Lagendijk      GreenLeft      G–EFA 1 September 1998 - 14 July 2009
Albert-Jan Maat      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 - 10 April 2007
Jules Maaten      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 20 July 1999 - 14 July 2009
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 19 July 1994 - 1 October 2003
Toine Manders      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 20 July 1999 - 1 July 2014
Maria Martens      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 - 14 July 2009
Erik Meijer      Socialist Party      EUL–NGL 20 July 1999 - 14 July 2009
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–ED 25 July 1989 - 1 July 2014
Arie Oostlander      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004
Karla Peijs      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 25 July 1989 - 27 May 2003
Peter Pex      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 11 june 2003 - 20 july 2004
Bartho Pronk      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 November 1989 - 20 July 2004
Alexander de Roo      GreenLeft      G–EFA 20 July 1999 - 20 July 2004
Joke Swiebel      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 - 20 July 2004
Wim van Velzen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 19 July 1994 - 20 July 2004
Herman Vermeer      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 12 November 2001 - 20 july 2004
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
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election results since 1918 (Dutch)
  2. ^ Dutch MEPs since 1952 Parlementair Documentatie Centrum van de Universiteit Leiden (Dutch)
  3. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum