Dutch general election, 1971

Dutch general election, 1971
Netherlands
1967 ←
April 28, 1971.
→ 1972

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Joop den Uyl Gerard Veringa Molly Geertsema
Leader Joop den Uyl Gerard Veringa Molly Geertsema
Party PvdA KVP VVD
Leader since 1966 1971 1969
Last election 37 seats, 23,5% 42 seats, 26,5% 17 seats, 10,7%
Seats won 39 35 16
Seat change +2 -7 -1
Popular vote 1.552.276 1.380.539 653.092
Percentage 24,5% 21,8% 10,3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Barend Biesheuvel Hans van Mierlo Berend Jan Udink
Leader Barend Biesheuvel Hans van Mierlo Berend Jan Udink
Party ARP D66 CHU
Leader since 1963 1966 1970
Last election 15 seats, 9,9% 7 seats, 4,4% 10 seats, 6,3%
Seats won 13 11 7
Seat change -2 +4 -3
Popular vote 542.780 427.720 354.463
Percentage 8,5% 6,7% 4,4%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Willem Drees, Jr. Marcus Bakker Hette Abma
Leader Willem Drees, Jr. Marcus Bakker Hette Abma
Party DS'70 CPN SGP
Leader since 1971 1963 1971
Last election First Election 5 seats, 3,6% 3 seats, 2,0%
Seats won 8 6 3
Seat change +8 +1 0
Popular vote 336.282 246.299 148.282
Percentage 5,3% 3,8% 2,3%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Piet de Jong
KVP

Prime Minister

Barend Biesheuvel
ARP

The General Election to the House of Representatives of the States-General of the Netherlands was held in the Netherlands on April 28, 1971.

National summary

Party  % Seats
Labour Party 25.6 39
Catholic People's Party 21.8 35
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 10.3 16
Anti Revolutionary Party 8.5 13
Democrats 66 6.7 11
Christian Historical Union 6.3 10
Democratic Socialists '70 5.3 8
Communist Party of the Netherlands 3.8 6
Reformed Political Party 2.3 3
Political Party of Radicals 1.8 2
Reformed Political League 1.6 2
New Middle Party 1.5 2
Pacifist Socialist Party 1.4 2
Farmers' Party 1.1 1
Total - 150

turnout: 79.1%

Netherlands

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