Dutch general election, 1981

Dutch general election, 1981
Netherlands
1977 ←
May 26, 1981
→ 1982

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Dries van Agt Joop den Uyl Hans Wiegel
Leader Dries van Agt Joop den Uyl Hans Wiegel
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Leader since 1976 1966 1971
Last election 49 seats, 31,9% 53 seats, 33,8% 28 seats, 17,9%
Seats won 48 44 26
Seat change -1 -9 -2
Popular vote 2.676.525 2.455.424 1.504.293
Percentage 30,8% 28,2% 17,3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Jan Terlouw Fred van der Spek Marcus Bakker
Leader Jan Terlouw Fred van der Spek Marcus Bakker
Party D66 PSP CPN
Leader since 1973 1978 1963
Last election 8 seats, 5,4% 1 seats, 0,9% 2 seats, 1,7%
Seats won 17 3 3
Seat change +9 +2 +1
Popular vote 999.661 184.039 178.147
Percentage 11,0% 2,1% 2,0%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Henk van Rossum Ria Beckers Meindert Leerling
Leader Henk van Rossum Ria Beckers Meindert Leerling
Party SGP PPR RPF
Leader since 1981 1977 1980
Last election 3 seats, 2,1% 3 seats, 1,6% 0 seats, 0,6%
Seats won 3 3 2
Seat change 0 0 +2
Popular vote 171.370 170.759 108.013
Percentage 1,9% 1,9% 1,2%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Dries van Agt
CDA

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 26, 1981.

National summary

Party Lijsttrekker  % Seats
Christian Democratic Appeal Dries van Agt 30.8 48
Labour Party Joop den Uyl 28.3 44
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Hans Wiegel 17.3 26
Democrats 66 Jan Terlouw 11.1 17
Pacifist Socialist Party Fred van der Spek 2.1 3
Communist Party of the Netherlands Marcus Bakker 2.0 3
Reformed Political Party Henk van Rossum 1.9 3
Political Party of Radicals Ria Beckers 1.9 3
Reformatory Political Federation Meindert Leerling 1.2 2
Reformed Political League Gert Schutte 0.8 1
Total - 150


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