Open main menu

Provincial elections were held in the Netherlands on Wednesday 18 March 2015.[1] Eligible voters elected the members of the States-Provincial in the twelve provinces. These elections also indirectly determined the members of the Senate, since the 566 members of the twelve States-Provincial will elect the Senate's 75 members in the Senate election on 26 May 2015.[2] These provincial election were held on the same day as the Dutch water boards elections, 2015.

Contents

Participating partiesEdit

Eight political parties participated in the elections in all of the country's twelve provinces:[3]

Opinion pollsEdit

In the table below the % of voters based on various polls.

Date Polling Firm VVD PvdA CDA PVV SP D66 GL CU 50PLUS SGP PvdD Others Lead
7 Feb 2015 I&O Research[4] 17 12 13 13 14 13 5 4 4 3 3 0 3
1 Feb 2015 Peil[5] 14 9 15 14 12 16 7 4 1 2 3 2 1
2 Mar 2011 Last elections 20 17 14 12 10 8 6 3 2 2 2 2 3

ResultsEdit

NationalEdit

 
Biggest party by province
 
Biggest party by municipality

The table below shows the total number of seats in all provinces. On March 23, the official results of the 2015 election were published. The two parties which lost most seats were PvdA and VVD, the parties in the national government at the time of the election.

Political party Popular vote Seats
Votes % Won +/−
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) 965,353 15.92 89   23
Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) 891,845 14.71 89   3
Democrats 66 (D66) 755,719 12.46 67   25
Party for Freedom (PVV) 711,176 11.73 66   3
Socialist Party (SP) 706,440 11.65 70   14
Labour Party (PvdA) 611,262 10.08 63   44
GroenLinks (GL) 324,572 5.35 30   4
Christian Union (CU) 243,209 4.01 29   6
Party for the Animals (PvdD) 210,113 3.46 18   11
50PLUS (50+) 204,858 3.38 14   5
Reformed Political Party (SGP) 170,624 2.81 18   6
CUSGP[6] 42,703 0.70 2   1
Provincial parties[7] 15   7
Total 6,064,754 100.00 570   4
Turnout: 47.76% (–8.21)

By provinceEdit

Province SP PvdA PvdD GL D66 50+ VVD CDA CU SGP PVV Provincial parties
Groningen 8 6 2 3 4 0 4 5 4 3
Friesland 5 7 1 1 3 1 5 9 3 4
Drenthe 5 7 2 4 1 7 6 3 0 5
Overijssel 5 5 1 2 5 1 6 11 4 2 5 0
Flevoland 5 3 2 2 4 2 7 5 3 2 6 0
Gelderland 6 6 2 3 7 1 9 9 4 3 5 0
Utrecht 4 5 2 4 9 1 9 6 3 2 4 0
North Holland 6 7 3 4 10 1 11 5 1 6
South Holland 5 5 2 3 7 2 10 7 3 3 8 0
Zeeland 4 4 1 3 1 6 6 2 6 4
North Brabant 9 4 2 3 7 2 10 9 1 7
Limburg 8 4 1 2 4 1 5 11 9

Island council electionsEdit

Political party 2011 2015 change
Bonaire island council[8]
Union Patriotiko Boneriano (UPB) 4 3 -1
Partido Demokratiko Boneriano (PDB) 3 3 -
Partido Pro Hustisia & Union (PHU) 1 0 -1
Movementu Boneiru Liber (MBL) 1 0 -1
Movementu di Pueblo Boneriano (MPB) - 3 +3
total 9 9
turnout 75% 78% +3%[9]
Saba island council[10]
Windward Islands People's Movement (WIPM) 4 3 -1
Saba Labour Party (SLP) 1 2 +1
total 5 5
turnout 88% 91,3% +3,1%
Sint Eustatius island council[11]
Democratische Partij (DP) 2 2 -
Progressive Labour Party (PLP) 1 2 +1
United People’s Coalition (UPC) 1 1 -
St. Eustatius Empowerment Party (STEP) 1 0 -1
Blanco Lijst (Lijst-Schmidt) - 0 -
Statia Liberal Action Movement (SLAM) - 0 -
total 5 5
turnout 68% 65,5% -2,5%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Provinciale staten". Kiesraad (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Eerste Kamer". Kiesraad (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Kandidatenlijsten voor provinciale statenverkiezingen ingeleverd". Kiesraad (in Dutch). 2 February 2015. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.ioresearch.nl/Portals/0/Provinciale%20Statenverkiezingen_1.pdf Provinciale Statenverkiezingen] (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. ^ Peil.nl Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. ^ Combined list in North Holland and North Brabant.
  7. ^ Many linked to the Independent Senate Group (OSF).
  8. ^ Verkiezingen Bonaire leveren geen winnaars op, telegraaf.nl, 19 maart 2015
  9. ^ Hoge opkomst op Bonaire, antilliaansdagblad.com, 18 maart 2015
  10. ^ Grote opkomst verkiezingen Saba, caribischnetwerk.ntr.nl, 19 maart 2015
  11. ^ Statia to get coalition govt. as no outright winner emerges, thedailyherald.com, 19 maart 2015

External linksEdit