Dutch general election, 1972

Dutch general election, 1972
Netherlands
1971 ←
November 29, 1972
→ 1977

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Joop den Uyl Frans Andriesse Hans Wiegel
Leader Joop den Uyl Frans Andriessen Hans Wiegel
Party PvdA KVP VVD
Leader since 1966 1971 1971
Last election 39 seats, 24,5% 35 seats, 21,8% 16 seats, 10,3%
Seats won 43 27 22
Seat change +4 -8 +6
Popular vote 2.021.454 1.305.401 1.068.375
Percentage 27,3% 17,7% 14,4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Barend Biesheuvel Bas de Gaay Fortman Arnold Tilanus
Leader Barend Biesheuvel Bas de Gaay Fortman Arnold Tilanus
Party ARP PPR CHU
Leader since 1963 1972 1972
Last election 13 seats, 8,5% 2 seats, 1,8% 10 seats, 6,3%
Seats won 14 7 7
Seat change +1 +5 -3
Popular vote 1.068.375 354.829 354.463
Percentage 8,8% 4,8% 4,4%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Marcus Bakker Hans van Mierlo Willem Drees, Jr.
Leader Marcus Bakker Hans van Mierlo Willem Drees, Jr.
Party CPN D66 DS'70
Leader since 1963 1966 1966
Last election 6 seats, 3,8% 11 seats, 6,7% 8 seats, 5,3%
Seats won 7 6 6
Seat change +1 -5 -2
Popular vote 330.398 307.048 304.714
Percentage 4,4% 4,1% 4,1%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Barend Biesheuvel
ARP

Prime Minister

Joop den Uyl
PvdA

The General Election to the House of Representatives of the States-General of the Netherlands was held in the Netherlands on November 29, 1972.

National summary

Party Lijsttrekker  % Seats
Labour Party Joop den Uyl 27.3 43
Catholic People's Party Frans Andriessen 17.7 27
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Hans Wiegel 14.4 22
Anti Revolutionary Party Barend Biesheuvel 8.8 14
Political Party of Radicals Bas de Gaay Fortman 4.8 7
Christian Historical Union Arnold Tilanus 4.4 7
Communist Party of the Netherlands Marcus Bakker 4.4 7
Democrats 66 Hans van Mierlo 4.1 6
Democratic Socialists '70 Willem Drees, Jr. 4.1 6
Reformed Political Party Hette Abma 2.2 3
Farmers' Party Hendrik Koekoek 1.9 3
Reformed Political League Piet Jongeling 1.7 2
Pacifist Socialist Party Bram van der Lek 1.5 2
Roman Catholic Party of the Netherlands Klaas Beuker 0.9 1
Total - 150
Netherlands

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