1972 Dutch general election

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Dutch general election, 1972
Netherlands
← 1971 29 November 1972 1977 →
Turnout 83.5%
Party Leader % Seats ±
PvdA Joop den Uyl 27.3% 43 +4
KVP Frans Andriessen 17.7% 27 -8
VVD Hans Wiegel 14.4% 22 +6
ARP Barend Biesheuvel 8.8% 14 +1
PPR Bas de Gaay Fortman 4.8% 7 +5
CHU Arnold Tilanus 4.4% 7 -3
CPN Marcus Bakker 4.4% 7 +1
D66 Hans van Mierlo 4.1% 6 -5
DS'70 Willem Drees Jr. 4.1% 6 -2
SGP Hette Abma 2.2% 3 0
BP Hendrik Koekoek 1.9% 3 +2
GPV Piet Jongeling 1.8% 2 0
PSP Bram van der Lek 1.5% 2 0
RKPN Klaas Beuker 0.9% 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
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Seats
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Barend Biesheuvel Barend Biesheuvel
ARP
Joop den Uyl
PvdA
Joop den Uyl

Early general elections were held in the Netherlands on 29 November 1972.[1] The Labour Party (PvdA) remained the largest party, winning 43 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

The elections led to a five-party coalition government consisting of the PvdA, the Catholic People's Party, the Anti-Revolutionary Party, the Political Party of Radicals and Democrats 1966 with the PvdA's Joop den Uyl as Prime Minister.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 2,021,454 27.3 43 +4
Catholic People's Party 1,305,401 17.7 27 –8
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1,068,375 14.4 22 +6
Anti-Revolutionary Party 653,609 8.8 14 –1
Political Party of Radicals 354,829 4.8 7 +5
Christian Historical Union 354,463 4.8 7 –3
Communist Party of the Netherlands 330,398 4.5 7 +1
Democrats 1966 307,048 4.2 6 –5
Democratic Socialists '70 304,714 4.1 6 –2
Reformed Political Party 163,114 2.2 3 0
Farmers' Party 143,239 1.9 3 +2
Reformed Political League 131,236 1.8 2 0
Pacifist Socialist Party 111,262 1.5 2 0
Roman Catholic Party of the Netherlands 67,658 0.9 1 New
Democratic Centre Party 41,262 0.6 0 New
Dutch Middle Class Party 32,970 0.4 0 –2
Stam List 1,547 0.0 0 New
Party of the Right 656 0.0 0 0
Anti Woningnood Actie Centrum 574 0.0 0 New
New Roman Party 236 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 51,242
Total 7,445,287 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,916,947 83.5
Source: Nederlandse verkiezingsuitslagen
Popular Vote
PvdA
27.34%
KVP
17.65%
VVD
14.45%
ARP
8.84%
PPR
4.80%
CHU
4.79%
CPN
4.47%
D66
4.15%
DS70
4.12%
SGP
2.21%
BP
1.94%
GPV
1.77%
PSP
1.50%
RKPN
0.92%
Other
1.04%

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1396 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1414
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