1986 Dutch general election

General elections were held in the Netherlands on 21 May 1986.[1] The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) emerged as the largest party, winning 54 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

1986 Dutch general election
Netherlands
← 1982 21 May 1986 1989 →
Turnout85.8% (Increase 4.8 pp)
Party Leader % Seats ±
CDA Ruud Lubbers 34.6% 54 +9
PvdA Joop den Uyl 33.3% 52 +5
VVD Ed Nijpels 17.4% 27 -9
D66 Hans van Mierlo 6.1% 9 +3
SGP Bas van der Vlies 1.7% 3 0
PPR Ria Beckers 1.3% 2 0
PSP Andrée van Es 1.2% 1 -2
GPV Gert Schutte 1.0% 1 0
RPF Meindert Leerling 0.9% 1 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Tweede Kamerverkiezingen 1986.png
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Rudd Lubbers Ruud Lubbers
CDA
Ruud Lubbers
CDA
Rudd Lubbers

The incumbent CDA-VVD coalition maintained exactly the same number of seats as they had achieved at the last general election and continued working together in government with the CDA's Ruud Lubbers as Prime Minister.

ResultsEdit

 
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Christian Democratic Appeal3,172,91834.5954+9
Labour Party3,051,67833.2752+5
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy1,596,99117.4127–9
Democrats 66562,4666.139+3
Reformed Political Party159,7401.7430
Political Party of Radicals115,2031.2620
Pacifist Socialist Party110,1821.201–2
Reformed Political League88,3810.9610
Reformatory Political Federation83,5820.911–1
Communist Party of the Netherlands57,8470.630–3
Centre Party36,7410.400–1
Socialist Party32,1440.3500
Evangelical People's Party21,9980.240–1
Federation of Greens18,6410.200New
Party for the Middle Groups15,2970.170New
Loesje12,8820.140New
Centre Democrats12,2770.130New
League of Communists in the Netherlands4,6180.050New
Partij voor Ambtenaren & Trendvolgers4,5000.050New
Anti Revolutionaries '853,6640.040New
Socialist Workers' Party3,6340.040New
God with Us2,3750.0300
General Interest Party2,1280.020New
Luck for Everyone Party1,1840.010New
Wissink List5600.010New
Humanist Party4630.010New
Brummer List650.000New
Total9,172,159100.001500
Valid votes9,172,15999.70
Invalid/blank votes27,4620.30
Total votes9,199,621100.00
Registered voters/turnout10,727,70185.76
Source: Kiesraad
Popular Vote
CDA
34.59%
PvdA
33.27%
VVD
17.41%
D66
6.13%
SGP
1.74%
PPR
1.26%
PSP
1.20%
GPV
0.96%
RPF
0.91%
CPN
0.63%
SP
0.35%
Other
1.54%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1396 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1414

Further readingEdit

  • Gladdish, Ken. "The Centre Holds: the 1986 Netherlands Election," West European Politics (1987). 10#1 pp. 115–119