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General elections were held in the Netherlands on 12 March 1959.[1] The Catholic People's Party emerged as the largest party, winning 49 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

1959 Dutch general election
Netherlands
← 1956 12 March 1959 1963 →
Turnout95.6%
Party Leader % Seats ±
KVP Carl Romme 31.6% 49 0
PvdA Jaap Burger 30.4% 48 -2
VVD Pieter Oud 12.2% 19 +6
ARP Jelle Zijlstra 9.4% 14 -1
CHU Henk Beernink 8.1% 12 -1
CPN Paul de Groot 2.4% 3 -4
SGP Pieter Zandt 2.2% 3 0
PSP Henk Lankhorst, Nico van der Veen 1.8% 2 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
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Seats
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Louis Beel 1958.jpg Louis Beel
KVP
Jan de Quay
KVP
Jan de Quay 1962 (1).jpg

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic People's Party 1,895,914 31.6 49 0
Labour Party 1,821,285 30.4 48 –2
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 732,658 12.2 19 +6
Anti-Revolutionary Party 563,091 9.4 14 –1
Christian Historical Union 486,429 8.1 12 –1
Communist Party of the Netherlands 144,542 2.4 3 –4
Reformed Political Party 129,678 2.2 3 0
Pacifist Socialist Party 110,499 1.8 2 New
Reformed Political League 39,972 0.7 0 0
Farmers' Party/Party for Agriculture and the Middle Class 39,423 0.7 0 New
Brug Group 34,723 0.6 0 New
Positive Christian National Union 1,317 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 143,878
Total 6,143,409 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,427,864 95.6
Source: Nederlandse verkiezingsuitslagen
Popular Vote
KVP
31.60%
PvdA
30.36%
VVD
12.21%
ARP
9.39%
CHU
8.11%
CPN
2.41%
SGP
2.16%
PSP
1.84%
GPV
0.67%
BP/PLM
0.66%
Other
0.60%

ReferencesEdit

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