1989 European Parliament election in the Netherlands


The European Parliament election of 1989 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1989–1994 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1989 European election. It was held on 15 June 1989. Ten parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 25 seats.

1989 European Parliament election in the Netherlands

 1984 15 June 1989 1994 

25 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout47.48%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Jean Penders Piet Dankert Gijs de Vries
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Alliance EPP SOC LDR
Seats won
10 / 25
8 / 25
3 / 25
Seat change 1 0 2
Popular vote 1,814,107 1,609,626 714,745
Percentage 34.60% 30.70% 13.63%
Swing 4.58% 3.00% 5.30%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Herman Verbeek Jan-Willem Bertens Leen van der Waal
Party Rainbow D66 SGP/RPF/GPV
Alliance RBW LDR NI
Seats won
2 / 25
1 / 25
1 / 25
Seat change 0 1 0
Popular vote 365,535 311,990 309,060
Percentage 6.97% 5.95% 5.90%
Swing 1.37% 3.67% 0.69%

Elections, candidates and members of the
European Parliament for the Netherlands
1952–1958 ECSC delegation
1958–1979 EP delegation
1979–1984 1st election, candidates and members
1984–1989 2nd election, candidates and members
1989–1994 3rd election, candidates and members
1994–1999 4th election, candidates and members
1999–2004 5th election, candidates and members
2004–2009 6th election, candidates and members
2009–2014 7th election, candidates and members
2014–2019 8th election, candidates and members
2019–2024 9th election, candidates and members

Background


Combined lists

Several parties combined in one list to take part in this European Election and increase their chance on a seat in the European Parliament. These combined lists are:

  1. Rainbow of CPN and PSP, PPR
  2. SGP, RPF and GPV

Electoral alliances

No lists formed an electoral alliance

Voting right

All Dutch, everywhere in the world were granted voting rights this election. Except for the Dutch living in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, because they can vote for the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles. However, if the subject lived for 10 years or longer in the Netherlands they can still vote for the European Elections.

These people got right to vote in this fourth election for the European Parliament in 1989 in the Netherlands:[1]

  • Everyone who was allowed to vote in the Dutch parliament elections;
  • Dutch who are resident anywhere in the world and did not already have voting rights for the Dutch Parliament elections; (except for Dutch living in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, because they vote for the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles. Dutch from the Netherlands Antilles en Aruba are allowed to vote for European Elections if they lived for at least 10 years in the Netherlands.)
  • 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 list

The official order and names of candidate lists:

e  d Candidate lists for the European Parliament election in the Netherlands
 1984 1989 1994 
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 Rainbow (ppr-psp-cpn-evp-gpn-indep.) Regenboog (ppr-psp-cpn-evp-gpn-onafh.)
5 list SGP, GPV and RPF SGP, GPV en RPF
6 list D66
7 list Socialisties Party Socialistiese Partij
8 list God with Us God met Ons
9 list Initiative for European Democracy IDE Initiatief voor Europese Democratie IDE
10 list List Janmaat / Centre Democrats Lijst Janmaat / Centrumdemocraten

Results


Dutch political parties

In the election the conservative liberal VVD loses seats to the progressive liberal D66, who return to the European parliament after a five-year absence. 47.48% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.

e  d Summary of the 15 June 1989 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
 1984 1989 1994 
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
List English translation List name (Dutch) EU Party EP Group
list CDA European People's Party CDA Europese Volkspartij EPP 1,814,107 34.60 4.58
10 / 25
1
list Labour Party/European Socialists Partij van de Arbeid/Europese Socialisten SOC 1,609,626 30.70 3.00
8 / 25
0
list VVD - European Liberal-Democrats VVD - Europese Liberaal-Democraten LDR 714,745 13.63 5.30
3 / 25
2
list Rainbow (ppr-psp-cpn-evp-gpn-indep.) Regenboog (ppr-psp-cpn-evp-gpn-onafh.) EGC RBW 365,535 6.97 1.37
2 / 25
0
list D66 LDR 311,990 5.95 3.67
1 / 25
1
list SGP, GPV and RPF SGP, GPV en RPF none NI 309,060 5.90 0.69
1 / 25
0
list List Janmaat / Centre Democrats Lijst Janmaat / Centrumdemocraten none 40,780 0.78 new
0 / 25
0
list Socialisties Party Socialistiese Partij none 34,332 0.65 new
0 / 25
0
list Initiative for European Democracy IDE Initiatief voor Europese Democratie IDE none 23,298 0.44 new
0 / 25
0
list God with Us God met Ons none 18,860 0.36 0.08
0 / 25
0
Valid votes 5,242,333 99.47 0.18
Blank and invalid votes 28,041 0.53 0.18
Totals 5,270,374 100.00 25 0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 11,099,123 47.48 3.40
Source: [2]

European groups

e  d Summary of the 15 June 1989 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
 1984 1989 1994 
European group Seats 1984 Seats 1989 Change
European People's Party EPP 9 10 1
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 8 8 0
Liberal and Democratic Reformist Group LDR 5 4 1
Rainbow Group RBW 2 2 0
Non-Inscrits NI 1 1 0
25 25 0

Elected members

Below are the members elected in the 1989 European elections.

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Bouke Beumer
  2. Pam Cornelissen
  3. Jim Janssen van Raaij
  4. Hanja Maij-Weggen
  5. Ria Oomen-Ruijten
  6. Arie Oostlander
  7. Karla Peijs
  8. Jean Penders (top candidate)
  9. Jan Sonneveld
  10. Maxime Verhagen

Dutch Labour Party

  1. Hedy d'Ancona
  2. Piet Dankert (top candidate)
  3. Alman Metten
  4. Hemmo Muntingh
  5. Maartje van Putten
  6. Wim van Velzen
  7. Ben Visser
  8. Eisso Woltjer

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Jessica Larive
  2. Gijs de Vries (top candidate)
  3. Florus Wijsenbeek

Rainbow of CPN, PSP and PPR

  1. Nel van Dijk (CPN)
  2. Herman Verbeek (PPR) (top candidate)

Democrats 66

  1. Jan-Willem Bertens (top candidate)

SGP, RPF and GPV

  1. Leen van der Waal (SGP) (top candidate)

MEPs period 1989–1994


Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1989–1994 as a result of this election.

e  d MEPs for the Netherlands elected to the 3rd European Parliament session
 1984–1989 1989–1994 1994–1999 
Name Sex National party EP Group Period Preference vote
Hedy d'Ancona Female   Labour Party   SOC 24 July 1984 – 7 November 1989[3]
Jan-Willem Bertens Male   Democrats 66   LDR 24 July 1989 – 20 July 1999[4]
Bouke Beumer Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994[5]
Mathilde van den Brink Female   Labour Party   SOC 20 November 1989 – 19 July 1994[6]
Pam Cornelissen Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999[7]
Piet Dankert Male   Labour Party   SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989[8]
Nel van Dijk Female   Communist Party of the Netherlands   RBW January 1987 – 1 September 1998[9]
Annemarie Goedmakers Female   Labour Party   SOC 20 November 1989 – 19 July 1994[10]
Jim Janssen van Raaij Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
October 1986 – 20 July 1999 [11]
Jessica Larive Female   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   LDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999[12]
Hanja Maij-Weggen Female   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 17 July 1979 – 6 November 1989[13]
Alman Metten Male   Labour Party   SOC 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999[14]
Hemmo Muntingh Male   Labour Party   SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994[15]
Ria Oomen-Ruijten Female   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 25 July 1989 – 1 July 2014[16]
Arie Oostlander Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004[17]
Karla Peijs Female   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 25 July 1989 – 27 May 2003[18]
Jean Penders Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994[19]
Bartho Pronk Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 20 November 1989 – 20 July 2004[20]
Maartje van Putten Female   Labour Party   SOC 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999[21]
Jan Sonneveld Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999[22]
Wim van Velzen Male   Labour Party   SOC 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999[23]
Herman Verbeek Male   Political Party of Radicals   RBW 25 July 1989 – 19 July 1994[24]
Maxime Verhagen Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP 25 July 1989 – 19 July 1994[25]
Ben Visser Male   Labour Party   SOC 24 July 1984 – 19 July 1994[26]
Gijs de Vries Male   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   LDR 24 July 1984 – 2 August 1998[27]
Leen van der Waal Male   Reformed Political Party   NI 24 July 1984 – 2 September 1997[28]
Florus Wijsenbeek Male   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   LDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999[29]
Eisso Woltjer Male   Labour Party   SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994[30]
Source:[31]

References


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