Nederlands Nederlands

Dutch election results since 1918


On this site the results for the elections for the Tweede Kamer/Second Chamber may be found for the period since 1918, by province. Also election results for the Dutch seats in the European Parliament (since 1979), seat distributions for Eerste Kamer/First Chamber/Senate (since 1917) and all 12 Provinciale Staten/Province parliaments may be found here, as well as the results for the 1998-2010 local/municipal elections, the 2008 elections for the Waterschappen/Water boards, and the results for the 2005 referendum on the European Constitution. I started this site out of dissatisfaction for the apparent absence of a site which contained historical election results with a bit more detail than just the national results, for all parties (major and minor).

This site also contains some pages which show in which municipality parties have the most or the least support, and which municipalities have election results closest to the national results. Finally this site contains some miscellaneous pages, under ‘miscellaneous’.

The election results for the years 1998, 2002 and 2003 are available by province and also by municipality. Since the results by municipality resulted in quite large html-files, these files are available only as a zip-file. Every zip-file contains only the corresponding html-file (which is converted to a spreadsheet automatically when opened in Excel).

For the number of votes I used publications of the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), which were published after each election, and for elections 1918-1929 the yearbook "Parlement & Kiezer". Election results are partially available on the CBS web site, but unfortunately not completely. For the years 1918-1998 only national results are available, using the online CBS Statline database. For these years I used the results from the CBS publications on paper, available in larger Dutch (university) libraries. For the years 2002-now I based myself completely on the online CBS Statline database. For a full overview, see the lists of references (in Dutch) for Second Chamber and Provincial parliaments.

This site is deliberately planned to be simple, using only html. The shown pages are available on request as Excel file, using e-mail. Questions or remarks are of course welcome, on the same address.

Originally, this site was in Dutch only. However, a part of the site has already been translated in English. The remaining Dutch parts are hopefully comprehensible for non-Dutch speakers since they contain only small amounts of text, and may be translated in the near future.

The Dutch electoral council (Kiesraad) placed an introduction to the Dutch electoral system in English on its web site: Link (PDF)

Election results for the Second Chamber (on a national level) (in Dutch)

Votes, percentages, seats

1918 1922 1925 1929 1933 1937

1946 1948 1952 1956 1959 1963 1967 1971 1972 1977 1981 1982 1986 1989 1994 1998 2002 2003 2006 2010


The results per municipality may be found on:
NRC Handelsblad (2006)
Kiesraad (1998-2006)


Number of votes 1918-1937 (national results only)

Percentage of votes 1918-1937 (national results only)

Distribution of seats in the Second Chamber 1918-1937 (English)

Distribution of seats in the Second Chamber 1946-2010 (English)


References



Election results for the Second Chamber, by province (in Dutch)

Number of votes:

1918 1922 1925 1929 1933 1937

1946 1948 1952 1956 1959 1963 1967 1971 1972 1977 1981 1982 1986 1989 1994 1998 2002 2003 2006 2010

Percentage of votes:

1918 1922 1925 1929 1933 1937

1946 1948 1952 1956 1959 1963 1967 1971 1972 1977 1981 1982 1986 1989 1994 1998 2002 2003 2006 2010

Electorate, turnout; valid, blank, and invalid ballots

Numbers 1925-2010, by province

Percentages 1925-2010, by province

Fictitious seat distribution, by province:

1946-2010



Election results for the Second Chamber 1998-2003, by province, electoral district and municipality (in Dutch)

Because of the size of the html-files, these are zip files

Number of votes and percentage of votes:

1998 2002 2003



Election results for the Second Chamber elections, by province (1946-2010), per party (in Dutch)

taken part at least 5 times, including predecessors

Boerenpartij/Farmer's Party (incl. RVP)
CDA (incl. KVP, ARP, CHU)
ChristenUnie/Christian Union (incl. GPV, RPF)
D66
DS'70
GroenLinks/GreenLeft (incl. CPN, PSP, PPR, EVP)
PvdA
SGP (1918-2006)
SP
VVD (incl. PvdV)



Miscellaneous (in English)

The composition of every government after WWII and the length (in days) of every government

The division of the Netherlands in 20 electoral districts

One-seat parties, 1937-2010.

Parties that just missed the electoral threshold. 1937-2006

For which elections are non-Dutch inhabitants of the Netherlands eligible?

Share of provinces in the total number of votes

The 20 municipalities where the results were the closest to the national results and the 20 municipalities with results the farthest away from the national results

1994 1998 2002 2003



Election results for the First Chamber (in English)

Distribution of seats in the First Chamber 1917-2007 (in Dutch)

First Chamber (Senate) elections 2003

First Chamber (Senate) elections 2007

First Chamber (Senate) elections 2011



Election results for the European Parliament (Dutch seats) (in Dutch)

Votes, percentages, seats

1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009 2014


Distribution of the Dutch seats in the European Parliament 1979-2009



Election results for the European Parliament, by province, provincial electoral district (1979-1989) and national electoral district (1994-2014) (in Dutch)

Number of votes:

1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009 2014

Percentage of votes:

1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009 2014


Fictitious seat distribution, by province:

1999-2009



Best or worst (in English)

Second Chamber: 1956 1967 1972 1977 1982 1994 1998 2002 2003 2006 2010

European Parliament: 1999 2004 2009



Provincial elections 1919-2011 (in Dutch)

Votes, percentages, seats

1946 1950 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011


Provincial elections 2011, by province

Groningen Flevoland Zuid-Holland
Friesland Gelderland Zeeland
Drenthe Utrecht Noord-Brabant
Overijssel Noord-Holland Limburg


Provincial elections 2007, by province

Groningen Flevoland Zuid-Holland
Friesland Gelderland Zeeland
Drenthe Utrecht Noord-Brabant
Overijssel Noord-Holland Limburg

Results for individual municipalities may be found online on these web sites:
NRC Handelsblad
Nederlands Dagblad


Provincial elections 2003, by province

Groningen Flevoland Zuid-Holland
Friesland Gelderland Zeeland
Drenthe Utrecht Noord-Brabant
Overijssel Noord-Holland Limburg


Seat distributions in the Provincial States 1919-now

For every province, only parties that ever managed to win a seat are mentioned, to save space.
Groningen Flevoland Zuid-Holland
Friesland Gelderland Zeeland
Drenthe Utrecht Noord-Brabant
Overijssel Noord-Holland Limburg

References



Local elections 1981-2014 (in Dutch)

Results of the municipal elections, including results of early elections because of municipal rearrangements, per province:

Groningen Flevoland Zuid-Holland
Friesland Gelderland Zeeland
Drenthe Utrecht Noord-Brabant
Overijssel Noord-Holland Limburg



Referendum 2005 (in Dutch)

Results for the 2005 referendum on the European Constitution, per province.

Results per municipality

Highest and lowest scoring municipalities



Water board elections 2008-2010 (in Dutch)

Water board elections 2008, by Water Board

Fryslân Vallei en Eem Zeeuwse Eilanden
Blija Buitendijks De Stichtse Rijnlanden Zeeuws-Vlaanderen
Hunze en Aa´s Amstel, Gooi en Vecht Scheldestromen (2010)
Reest en Wieden Hollands Noorderkwartier Brabantse Delta
Velt en Vecht Rijnland De Dommel
Groot Salland Delfland Aa en Maas
Regge en Dinkel Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard Peel en Maasvallei
Veluwe Hollandse Delta Roer en Overmaas
Zuiderzeeland

In the Netherlands, water boards are a separate layer of government, charged with the control and the management of water. The executive council of the boards have always been elected, at first only by land and home owners, but since the 1990s by all inhabitants. Before 2008 a system of single non-transferable votes without party lists was used, where all candidates were (at least nominally) independent. Since 2008 a system similar to the party list systems of proportional representation used in other Dutch elections has been introduced.

A good map of the Water Boards is available on Wikipedia, as well as an explanation of the function of water boards.

Since 1/1/2011, the waterboards Zeeuwse Eilanden and Zeeuws-Vlaanderen have merged into the new water board Scheldestromen, elections were held in 2010.

The water board of Blija Buitendijks held no election, since it has no inhabitants.



Et cetera

E-mail

Links



Last update: September 30, 2014