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General elections were held in the Netherlands on 7 July 1948.[1] The Catholic People's Party remained the largest party in the House of Representatives, winning 32 of the 100 seats.[2]

1948 Dutch general election
Netherlands
← 1946 7 July 1948 1952 →
Turnout93.7%
Party Leader % Seats ±
KVP Carl Romme 31.0% 32 0
PvdA Willem Drees 25.6% 27 -2
ARP Jan Schouten 13.2% 13 0
CHU Hendrik Tilanus 9.2% 9 +1
VVD Pieter Oud 8.0% 8 +2
CPN Paul de Groot 7.7% 8 -2
SGP Pieter Zandt 2.4% 2 0
KNP Charles Welter 1.3% 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Louis Beel 1945 (1).jpg Louis Beel
KVP
Willem Drees
PvdA
Drees, W. - SFA002019221.jpg

Following the elections, a broad four-party coalition government was formed between the Catholic People's Party, Labour Party, Christian Historical Union and People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. Combined these parties held 76% of the available seats in parliament.

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic People's Party 1,531,154 31.0 32 0
Labour Party 1,263,058 25.6 27 –2
Anti-Revolutionary Party 651,612 13.2 13 0
Christian Historical Union 453,226 9.2 9 +1
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 391,925 7.9 8 +2
Communist Party of the Netherlands 382,001 7.7 8 –2
Reformed Political Party 116,937 2.4 2 0
Catholic National Party 62,376 1.3 1 New
Middle Class Party 40,949 0.8 0 New
Independent National Group 22,175 0.5 0 New
Old SDAP/Progressive Party for the World Government 15,322 0.3 0 New
Revolutionary Communist Party 2,224 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 156,623
Total 5,089,582 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,433,663 93.7
Source: Nederlandse verkiezingsuitslagen
Popular Vote
KVP
31.04%
PvdA
25.60%
ARP
13.21%
CHU
9.19%
VVD
7.95%
CPN
7.74%
SGP
2.37%
KNP
1.26%
Other
1.64%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1396 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1413