Dutch general election, 1994

Dutch general election, 1994
Netherlands
1989 ←
May 3, 1994
→ 1998

All 150 seats to the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Wim Kok Elco Brinkman Frits Bolkestein
Leader Wim Kok Elco Brinkman Frits Bolkestein
Party PvdA CDA VVD
Leader since 1986 1994 1990
Last election 49 seats, 31,9% 54 seats, 35,3% 22 seats, 14,6%
Seats won 37 34 31
Seat change -12 -20 +9
Popular vote 2.151.394 1.995.155 1.790.952
Percentage 23,9% 22,2% 19,9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Hans van Mierlo Replace this image female Ina Brouwer
Leader Hans van Mierlo Jet Nijpels Ina Brouwer &
Mohamed Rabbae
Party D66 AOV GL
Leader since 1986 1994 1994
Last election 12 seats, 7,9% First Election 6 seats, 4,1%
Seats won 24 6 5
Seat change +12 +6 -1
Popular vote 1.390.047 326.129 311.033
Percentage 15,4% 3,6% 3,4%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Hans Janmaat Leen van Dijke Bas van der Vlies
Leader Hans Janmaat Leen van Dijke Bas van der Vlies
Party CD RPF SGP
Leader since 1984 1994 1986
Last election 1 seats, 0,9% 1 seats, 1,0% 3 seats, 1,9%
Seats won 3 3 2
Seat change +2 +2 -1
Popular vote 220,621 158,627 155,230
Percentage 2,4% 1,7% 1,7%

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Seats

Prime Minister before election

Ruud Lubbers
CDA

Prime Minister

Wim Kok
PvdA

The General Election to the House of Representatives of the States-General of the Netherlands was held in the Netherlands on May 3, 1994.

Results

The 1994 elections led to a landslide loss for the governing coalition of PvdA and CDA. The two liberal parties, VVD and D66 profited from this. As did two parties for the elderly, AOV and Unie 55+, and the socialist SP. These three had not previously held seats.

Quite unexpected, both the green GroenLinks and the Orthodox Christian SGP lost one seat.

The formation of a government coalition was arduous but after four months the First Kok cabinet was formed. An unprecedented coalition of the Social Democrats, Progressive, and Conservative Liberals was formed keeping the Christian Democrats out of government. These had governed since 1918.

National summary

Party Lijsttrekker Votes  % Seats +/-
Labour Party Wim Kok 2,151,394 23.9 37 - 12
Christian Democratic Appeal Elco Brinkman 1,995,155 22.2 34 - 20
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Frits Bolkestein 1,790,952 19.9 31 + 8
Democrats 66 Hans van Mierlo 1,390,047 15.4 24 + 12
General Elderly Alliance Jet Nijpels 326,129 3.6 6 + 6
GreenLeft Ina Brouwer & Mohamed Rabbae 311,033 3.4 5 - 1
Centre Democrats Hans Janmaat 220,621 2.4 3 + 2
Reformatory Political Federation Leen van Dijke 158,627 1,7 3 + 2
Reformed Political Party Bas van der Vlies 155,230 1,7 2 - 1
Reformed Political League Gert Schutte 119,108 1,3 2 0
Socialist Party Jan Marijnissen 118,738 1.3 2 + 2
Union 55+ Bertus Leerkes 78,079 0.8 1 + 1
Total 8,981,556 - 150 0

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