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1979 European Parliament election in the Netherlands

The European Parliament election of 1979 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1979–1984 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1979 European election. It was held on 7 June 1979. Ten parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 25 seats.

1979 European Parliament election in the Netherlands

7 June 1979 1984 →

25 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout58.12%
  First party Second party Third party
  Algemene beschouwingen Tweede Kamer Beumer (ARP), Bestanddeelnr 928-1975.jpg Vondeling, A. - SFA002019682.jpg Cees Berkhouwer.jpg
Leader Bouke Beumer Anne Vondeling Cees Berkhouwer
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Alliance EPP SOC LD
Seats won
10 / 25
9 / 25
4 / 25
Popular vote 2,017,743 1,722,240 914,787
Percentage 35.60% 30.39% 16.14%

  Fourth party
  Aar de Goede 1979 (1).jpg
Leader Aar de Goede
Party D66
Seats won
2 / 25
Popular vote 511,967
Percentage 9.03%
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BackgroundEdit

Combined listsEdit

No parties formed a combined list for this election.

Electoral alliancesEdit

Two parties formed an electoral alliance:

  1. PvdA/European Social-Democrats and PPR

Voting rightEdit

These people got right to vote in this first election for the European Parliament in 1979 in the Netherlands:[1]

  • Everyone who was allowed to vote in the Dutch parliament elections;
  • Dutch who are resident in other Member States and did not already have voting rights for the Dutch Parliament elections;
  • Subjects of one of the other Member States which have residence in the Netherlands. Provided that the state of which they are from granted the same.

Numbering of the candidates listEdit

The official order and names of candidate lists:

e • d Candidate lists for the European Parliament election in the Netherlands
← none 1979 1984 →
Lists
List English translation List name (Dutch)
1 list Labour Party/European Socialists Partij van de Arbeid/Europese Socialisten
2 list CDA European People's Party CDA Europese Volkspartij
3 list VVD - European Liberal-Democrats VVD - Europese Liberaal-Democraten
4 list D'66
5 list S.G.P.
6 list C.P.N.
7 list P.P.R.
8 list G.P.V.
9 list P.S.P.
10 list List Leschot Lijst Leschot

ResultsEdit

Dutch political partiesEdit

Four parties were able to win seats: the conservative liberal VVD, the progressive liberal D66, the Christian-democratic CDA and the social-democratic Labour Party. Five other nationally represented parties compete but are unable to win seats. 58.12% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.

e • d Summary of the June 7 1979 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
← none 1979 1984 →
Lists Votes % Seats
List English translation List name (Dutch) EU Party
list CDA European People's Party CDA Europese Volkspartij EPP 2,017,743 35.60
10 / 25
list Labour Party/European Socialists Partij van de Arbeid/Europese Socialisten SOC 1,722,240 30.39
9 / 25
list VVD - European Liberal-Democrats VVD - Europese Liberaal-Democraten LD 914,787 16.14
4 / 25
list D'66 none 511,967 9.03
2 / 25
list S.G.P. none 126,412 2.23
0 / 25
list C.P.N. none 97,343 1.72
0 / 25
list P.S.P. none 97,243 1.72
0 / 25
list P.P.R. none 92,055 1.62
0 / 25
list G.P.V. none 62,610 1.10
0 / 25
list List Leschot Lijst Leschot none 24,903 0.40
0 / 25
Valid votes 5,667,303 99.42
Blank and invalid votes 33,300 0.58
Totals 5,700,603 100.00 25
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,808,176 58.12
Source: [2]

European groupsEdit

e • d Summary of the 7 June 1979 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
← none 1979 1984 →
European group Seats 1979
European People's Party EPP 10
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 9
European Liberal Democrats LD 4
Non-Inscrits NI 2
25

Elected membersEdit

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Bouke Beumer (top candidate)
  2. Elise Boot
  3. Frans van der Gun
  4. Jim Janssen van Raaij
  5. Sjouke Jonker
  6. Hanja Maij-Weggen
  7. Harrij Notenboom
  8. Jean Penders
  9. Teun Tolman
  10. Wim Vergeer

Labour Party

  1. Wim Albers
  2. Bob Cohen
  3. Piet Dankert
  4. Annie Krouwel-Vlam
  5. Johan van Minnen
  6. Hemmo Muntingh
  7. Anne Vondeling (top candidate)
  8. Eisso Woltjer
  9. Ien van den Heuvel-de Blank

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Cees Berkhouwer (top candidate)
  2. Aart Geurtsen
  3. Hendrik Jan Louwes
  4. Hans Nord

Democrats 66

  1. Suzanne Dekker
  2. Aar de Goede (top candidate)

MEPs period 1979–1984Edit

Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1979–1984 as a result of this election.

e • d MEPs for the Netherlands elected to the 1st European Parliament session
← 1958-1979 1979-1984 1984-1989 →
Name Sex National party EP Group Period Preference vote
Wim Albers Male      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984 [3]
Cees Berkhouwer Male      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984 [4]
Bouke Beumer Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994 [5]
Elise Boot Female      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989 [6]
Bob Cohen Male      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989 [7]
Piet Dankert Male      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989 [8]
Suzanne Dekker Female      Democrats 66      NI 17 July 1979 – 10 June 1981 [9]
Doeke Eisma Male      Democrats 66      NI 19 June 1981 – 23 July 1984 [10]
Aart Geurtsen Male      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – July 1984 [11]
Aar de Goede Male      Democrats 66      NI 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984 [12]
Frans van der Gun Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 1 January 1982 [13]
Ien van den Heuvel-de Blank Female      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989 [14]
Sjouke Jonker Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984 [15]
Annie Krouwel-Vlam Female      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 23 July 1984 [16]
Hendrik Jan Louwes Male      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989 [17]
Hanja Maij-Weggen Female      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 6 November 1989 [18]
Johan van Minnen Male      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984 [19]
Joep Mommersteeg Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 15 February 1982 – 24 July 1984 [20]
Hemmo Muntingh Male      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994 [21]
Hans Nord Male      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989 [22]
Harry Notenboom Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – July 1984 [23]
Jean Penders Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994 [24]
Jim Janssen van Raaij Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
October 1986 – 20 July 1999 [25]
Teun Tolman Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989 [26]
Wim Vergeer Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989 [27]
Phili Viehoff Female      Labour Party      SOC December 1979 – 24 July 1989 [28]
Anne Vondeling Male      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 22 November 1979 [29]
Eisso Woltjer Male      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994 [30]
Source: [31]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Core data Dutch EP elections 2009 Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine in .pdf and Dutch
  2. ^ "Kiesraad: Europees Parlement 7 juni 1979" (in Dutch). Kiesraad. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Parlement.com: W. (Wim) Albers" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
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  6. ^ "Parlement.com: Mr. E.C.A.M. (Elise) Boot" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Parlement.com: Dr. R. (Bob) Cohen" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Parlement.com: P. (Piet) Dankert" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Parlement.com: Mr. S. (Suzanne) Dekker" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Parlement.com: Drs. D. (Doeke) Eisma" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Parlement.com: Mr. A. (Aart) Geurtsen" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
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  13. ^ "Parlement.com: F.G. (Frans) van der Gun" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Parlement.com: C. (Ien) van den Heuvel-de Blank" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
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  16. ^ "Parlement.com: J.B. (Annie) Krouwel-Vlam" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Parlement.com: Ir. H.J. (Hendrik Jan) Louwes" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Parlement.com: J.R.H. (Hanja) Maij-Weggen" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Parlement.com: J.Tj. (Johan) van Minnen" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
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  22. ^ "Parlement.com: Dr. H.R. (Hans) Nord" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Parlement.com: Drs. H.A.C.M. (Harry) Notenboom" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Parlement.com: Drs. J.J.M. (Jean) Penders" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Parlement.com: Mr. J.L. (Jim) Janssen van Raaij" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Parlement.com: T. (Teun) Tolman" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Parlement.com: W.J. (Wim) Vergeer" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Parlement.com: Ph.J. (Phili) Viehoff" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  29. ^ "Parlement.com: Dr. A. (Anne) Vondeling" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  30. ^ "Parlement.com: Ir. E.P. (Eisso) Woltjer" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  31. ^ "Parlement.com: Nederlandse leden Europees Parlement" (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 June 2019.