|Year||Party||Short||% of quota|
|1963||Partij Econ. Appeal||4170||90,0|
|2010||Trots op Nederland||9837||84,3|
|1972||Dem. Middle Party.||8032||83,7|
|1948||Middle Class Party||8381||83,0|
|2003||Party for Animals||16610||74,2|
For a seat in the Second Chamber, parties have to pass the
quota of (# of valid votes)/(# of seats). This means effectively
an electoral barrier of 1% in the period 1937-1956, and 0,667 %
afterwards. The 25 best attempts are listed here, the number of
votes these parties were short of a seat, and how many percent
this was of the quota/electoral barrier.
When this shortage mentioned here would have been compensated by other voters, this would have been enough for a seat. However, to pass the quota by receiving votes from non-voters, the required number of votes would have been higher, since the quota increases with the number of votes. The extra votes necessary varies between 1 vote for the GPV in 1959 and 204 extra for the GPV in 1959 (Parliament of 100 seats).
1 Split off party VCN received 4618 votes.
2 In 1956 the number of seats was increased from 100 to 150 a few months after the elections. In this overview a seat number of 100 was assumed. In the situation of 150 seats, the GPV was 979 votes short, 97,4% of the quota.