Dutch general election, 1977

Dutch general election, 1977
Netherlands
1972 ←
May 25, 1977
→ 1981

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Joop den Uyl Dries van Agt Hans Wiegel
Leader Joop den Uyl Dries van Agt Hans Wiegel
Party PvdA CDA VVD
Leader since 1966 1976 1971
Last election 43 seats, 27,3% 48 seats, 30,9% * 22 seats, 14,4%
Seats won 53 49 28
Seat change +10 +1 +6
Popular vote 2.813.793 2.653.416 1.492.689
Percentage 33,8% 31,9% 17,9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Jan Terlouw Hette Abma Marcus Bakker
Leader Jan Terlouw Hette Abma Marcus Bakker
Party D66 SGP CPN
Leader since 1973 1971 1963
Last election 6 seats, 4,1% 3 seats, 2,2% 7 seats, 4,4%
Seats won 8 3 2
Seat change +2 0 -5
Popular vote 452.423 177.010 143.481
Percentage 5,4% 2,1% 1,7%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Ria Beckers Bart Verbrugh Bram van der Lek
Leader Ria Beckers Bart Verbrugh Bram van der Lek
Party PPR GPV PSP
Leader since 1977 1977 1972
Last election 7 seats, 4,8% 2 seats, 1,7% 2 seats, 1,5%
Seats won 3 1 1
Seat change -4 -1 -1
Popular vote 140.910 79.421 77.972
Percentage 1,6% 0,9% 0,9%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Joop den Uyl
PvdA

Prime Minister

Dries van Agt
CDA

The General Election to the House of Representatives of the States-General of the Netherlands was held in the Netherlands on May 25, 1977.

After the election it took 208 days of negotiations to form a government. This was a European record for longest government formation that stood until after the 2010 Belgian general election.[1] The Christian Democratic Appeal was formed by the Anti Revolutionary Party (ARP), Christian Historical Union (CHU) and the Catholic People's Party (KVP) in 1976. The first joined party leader was a member of the KVP Dries van Agt.

National summary

Party Lijsttrekker  % Seats
Labour Party Joop den Uyl 33.8 53
Christian Democratic Appeal Dries van Agt 31.9 49
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Hans Wiegel 17.9 28
Democrats 66 Jan Terlouw 5.4 8
Reformed Political Party Hette Abma 2.1 3
Communist Party of the Netherlands Marcus Bakker 1.7 2
Political Party of Radicals Ria Beckers 1.7 3
Reformed Political League Bart Verbrugh 1.0 1
Pacifist Socialist Party Bram van der Lek 0.9 1
Farmers' Party Hendrik Koekoek 0.8 1
Democratic Socialists '70 Willem Drees, Jr. 0.7 1
Reformatory Political Federation Jan Rietkerk 0.6 0
Dutch Peoples-Union 0.4 0
Roman Catholic Party of the Netherlands 0.4 0
Socialist Party 0.3 0
Federation Elderly persons party of the Netherlands 0.05 0
Alliance against administrative dishonest treaty 0.05 0
Communist Unity Movement of the Netherlands 0.03 0
Democratic Actioncenter 0.03 0
Party of the Taxpayers 0.00 0
Jusia List 0.00 0
European Conservatives Union 0.00 0
New Middle Party 0.00 0
Griek List 0.00 0
Total - 150
Netherlands

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References

  1. ^ Laurent Thomet (Jan 8, 2011). "Belgium's shoddy political record poses financial threat". http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5icaxxHSmnBBG2Njff5zmhjM2idLg?docId=CNG.f743df69e39530a06cd5cbf6c176ca6f.231. Retrieved 2011-01-27. "Without a government for nearly seven months, Belgium now holds a dubious record in Europe and with no end in sight to the political crisis, fears are growing of a backlash from watchful markets. The divided country on Saturday broke the 208-day mark set by the Netherlands in 1977 for being without a government." 

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