Dutch general election, 1982


Dutch general election, 1982
Dutch general election, 1982
Netherlands
1981 ←
September 8, 1982
→ 1986

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 Ed Nijpels
Leader Joop den Uyl Dries van Agt Ed Nijpels
Party PvdA CDA VVD
Leader since 1966 1976 1982
Last election 44 seats, 28,2% 48 seats, 30,8% 26 seats, 17,3%
Seats won 47 45 36
Seat change +3 -3 +10
Popular vote 2.499.562 2.414.176 1.897.986
Percentage 30,4% 29,3% 23,1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Jan Terlouw Fred van der Spek Henk van Rossum
Leader Jan Terlouw Fred van der Spek Henk van Rossum
Party D66 PSP SGP
Leader since 1973 1978 1981
Last election 17 seats, 11,0% 3 seats, 2,1% 3 seats, 1,9%
Seats won 6 3 3
Seat change -11 0 0
Popular vote 355.830 187.150 156.782
Percentage 4,3% 2,3% 1,8%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Ina Brouwer Ria Beckers Meindert Leerling
Leader Ina Brouwer Ria Beckers Meindert Leerling
Party CPN PPR RPF
Leader since 1982 1977 1980
Last election 3 seats, 2,0% 3 seats, 1,9% 2 seats, 1,2%
Seats won 3 2 2
Seat change 0 -1 0
Popular vote 147.510 136.095 124.018
Percentage 1,8% 1,6% 1,5%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Dries van Agt
CDA

Prime Minister

Ruud Lubbers
CDA

The General Election to the House of Representatives of the States-General of the Netherlands was held in the Netherlands on September 8, 1982.

National summary

Party Lijsttrekker  % Seats
Labour Party Joop den Uyl 30.4 47
Christian Democratic Appeal Dries van Agt 29.3 45
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Ed Nijpels 23.1 36
Democrats 66 Jan Terlouw 4.3 6
Pacifist Socialist Party Fred van der Spek 2.3 3
Reformed Political Party Henk van Rossum 1.9 3
Communist Party of the Netherlands Ina Brouwer 1.8 3
Political Party of Radicals Ria Beckers 1.6 2
Reformatory Political Federation Meindert Leerling 1.5 2
Reformed Political League Gert Schutte 0.8 1
Centre Party Hans Janmaat 0.8 1
Evangelical People's Party Cathy Ubels 0.7 1
Total - 150
Netherlands

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