1999 European Parliament election in the Netherlands


The European Parliament election of 1999 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 1999–2004 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 1999 European election. It was held on 10 June 1999. Eleven parties competed in a D'Hondt type election for 31 seats.

1999 European Parliament election in the Netherlands

 1994 10 June 1999 2004 

31 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout30.02%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Hanja Maij-Weggen Max van den Berg Jan-Kees Wiebenga
Party CDA PvdA VVD
Alliance EPP-ED PES ELDR
Seats won
9 / 31
6 / 31
6 / 31
Seat change 1 2 0
Popular vote 954,898 712,929 698,050
Percentage 26.94% 20.11% 19.69%
Swing 3.9% 2.8% 2.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Joost Lagendijk Hans Blokland Lousewies van der Laan
Party GL SGP/RPF/GPV D66
Alliance Greens-EFA EDD ELDR
Seats won
4 / 31
3 / 31
2 / 31
Seat change 3 1 2
Popular vote 419,869 309,612 205,623
Percentage 11.85% 8.74% 5.80%
Swing 8.1% 0.9% 5.9%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Erik Meijer
Party SP
Alliance EUL/NGL
Seats won
1 / 31
Seat change 1
Popular vote 178,642
Percentage 5.04%
Swing 3.7

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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. SGP, RPF and GPV

Electoral alliances

No lists formed an electoral alliance.

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
 1994 1999 2004 
Lists
List English translation List name (Dutch)
1 list CDA - European People's Party CDA – Europese Volkspartij
2 list P.v.d.A./European Social Democrats P.v.d.A./Europese Sociaaldemocraten
3 list VVD - European Liberal-Democrats VVD – Europese Liberaal-Democraten
4 list D66
5 list SGP, GPV and RPF SGP, GPV en RPF
6 list GREENLEFT GROENLINKS
7 list CD/Conservative Democrats CD/Conservatieve Democraten
8 list List Sala Lijst Sala
9 list European Electorate Platform Netherlands Europees Verkiezers Platform Nederland
10 list SP (Socialist Party) SP (Socialistische Partij)
11 list THE EUROPEAN PARTY DE EUROPESE PARTIJ

Results


Turnout

The voter turnout was 30.02%, a lot lower, than the turnout in 1994. (35.69%) A total of 11,862,864 people were entitled to vote. Of these 3,560,764 did so.

Seat assignment

Electoral quota

The electoral quota is the number of votes needed for one seat. It is the total valid number of votes divided by the number of seats.
For this election it was 3,544,408 valid votes, divided by 31 seats.
The electoral quota was established as: 114,335

Assigning full seats

Full seats are assigned by number of votes divided by the electoral quota. Electoral alliances are marked as a letter, instead of a number. Any seats left over are not yet assigned to a specific party.

List Party's Number of votes Electoral quota Seats
1 Christian Democratic Appeal 954,898 114,335 8
2 Labour Party 712,929 114,335 6
3 People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 698,050 114,335 6
4 Democrats 66 205,623 114,335 1
5 SGP, GPV and RPF 309,612 114,335 2
6 GreenLeft 419,869 114,335 3
7 Centre Democrats 17,740 114,335 0
8 List Sala 10,580 114,335 0
9 European Electorate Platform Netherlands 13,234 114,335 0
10 Socialist Party 178,642 114,335 1
11 The European Party 23,231 114,335 0
Total 3,544,408 27
Total seats 31
Remaining seats 4
Remainder seats

The remaining, or left over, seats are awarded sequentially to the lists with the highest average number of votes per seat. Only lists that reached the electoral quota are eligible.

List Remainder seat 1 Remainder seat 2 Remainder seat 3 Remainder seat 4 Total
1 106,099 95,489 95,489 95,489 1
2 101,847 101,847 101,847 101,847 0
3 99,721 99,721 99,721 99,721 0
4 102,811 102,811 102,811 102,811 1
5 103,204 103,204 103,204 77,403 1
6 104,967 104,967 83,973 83,973 1
10 89,321 89,321 89,321 89,321 0
Assigned to 1 6 5 4

Final results

With only 30 percent of the population showing up, the voter turnout hit an all-time low for Dutch elections on the national level. In the election the GreenLeft performed particularly well quadrupling their seats from one to four. The Socialist Party won its first seat. These gains were made at the cost of the Christian Democratic Appeal, Democrats 66 and the PvdA, which lost one, two and two seats respectively.

e  d Summary of the 10 June 1999 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
 1994 1999 2004 
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 EPP-ED 954,898 26.94 3.9
9 / 31
1
list P.v.d.A./European Social Democrats P.v.d.A./Europese Sociaaldemocraten PES PES 712,929 20.11 2.8
6 / 31
2
list VVD - European Liberal-Democrats VVD – Europese Liberaal-Democraten ELDR ELDR 698,050 19.69 2.2
6 / 31
0
list GREENLEFT GROENLINKS EFGP Greens-EFA 419,869 11.85 8.1
4 / 31
3
list SGP, GPV and RPF SGP, GPV en RPF none EDD 309.612 8,74 0,9
3 / 31
1
list D66 ELDR ELDR 205,623 5.8 5.9
2 / 31
2
list SP (Socialist Party) SP (Socialistische Partij) none EUL/NGL 178,642 5.04 3.7
1 / 31
1
list THE EUROPEAN PARTY DE EUROPESE PARTIJ none 23,231 0.66 new
0 / 31
0
list CD/Conservative Democrats CD/Conservatieve Democraten none 17,740 0.50 0.6
0 / 31
0
list European Electorate Platform Netherlands Europees Verkiezers Platform Nederland none 13,234 0.37 new
0 / 31
0
list List Sala Lijst Sala none 10,580 0.30 new
0 / 31
0
Valid votes 3,544,408 99.54 0.14
Blank and invalid votes 16,356 0.46 0.14
Totals 3,560,764 100.00 31 0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 11,862,864 30.02 5.67
Source: [1]

European groups

The EPP-ED group becomes the biggest group this election despite losing seat. This because the ELDR group in the Netherlands lost 2 seats from the Democrats 66. The EG-EFA group makes a big gain in seat, thanks to the win of GreenLeft. The Socialist Party won EUL-NGL its first seat in the Netherlands.

e  d Summary of the 10 June 1999 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
 1994 1999 2004 
European group Seats 1994 Seats 1999 Change
European People's Party–European Democrats EPP-ED 10 9 1
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party ELDR 10 8 2
Party of European Socialists PES 8 6 2
The Greens–European Free Alliance Greens-EFA 1 4 3
Europe of Democracies and Diversities EDD 2 3 1
European United Left–Nordic Green Left EUL-NGL 0 1 1
Non-Inscrits NI 0 0 0
31 31 0

Elected members

Below are all the elected members of European parliament for the Netherlands. Members elected by preference votes are in bold. To be elected by preference votes, 10% of the electoral quota is needed.

Source:[2]

Christian Democratic Appeal

  1. Hanja Maij-Weggen (top candidate), by 591,505 votes
  2. Wim van Velzen, by 103,743 votes
  3. Ria Oomen-Ruijten, by 99,584 votes
  4. Albert Jan Maat, by 34,622 votes
  5. Arie Oostlander, by 17,628 votes
  6. Maria Martens, by 16,254 votes
  7. Karla Peijs, by 11,975 votes
  8. Bartho Pronk, by 7,929 votes
  9. Bert Doorn, by 3,598 votes

Labour Party

  1. Max van den Berg (top candidate), by 584,167 votes
  2. Ieke van den Burg, by 55,016 votes
  3. Joke Swiebel, by 12,554 votes
  4. Jan Marinus Wiersma, by 9,753 votes
  5. Michiel van Hulten, by 5,710 votes
  6. Dorette Corbey, by 4,898 votes

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

  1. Jan-Kees Wiebenga (top candidate), by 535,904 votes
  2. Elly Plooij-van Gorsel, by 45,855 votes
  3. Toine Manders, by 14,237 votes
  4. Jan Mulder, by 13,825 votes
  5. Marieke Sanders-ten Holte, by 11,670 votes
  6. Jules Maaten, by 4,341 votes

GreenLeft

  1. Joost Lagendijk (top candidate), by 245,642 votes
  2. Kathalijne Buitenweg, by 90,549 votes
  3. Theo Bouwman, by 6,012 votes
  4. Alexander de Roo, by 4,343 votes

SGP, GPV and RPF

  1. Hans Blokland (GPV) (top candidate), by 245,214 votes
  2. Bas Belder (SGP), by 20,491 votes
  3. Rijk van Dam (RPF), by 10,630 votes

Democrats 66

  1. Lousewies van der Laan (top candidate), by 143,009 votes
  2. Bob van den Bos, by 8,712 votes

Socialist Party

  1. Erik Meijer (top candidate), by 124,800 votes

MEPs period 1999–2004


Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1999–2004 as a result of this election.

e  d MEPs for the Netherlands elected to the 5th European Parliament session
 1994–1999 1999–2004 2004–2009 
Name Sex National party EP Group Period Preference vote
Bas Belder Male   Reformed Political Party   EDD 20 July 1999 – 2 July 2019[3] 20,491
Max van den Berg Male   Labour Party   PES 20 July 1999 – 1 September 2007[4] 584,167
Hans Blokland Male   Reformed Political Alliance   EDD 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009[5] 245,214
Johanna Boogerd-Quaak Female   Democrats 66   ELDR 5 February 2003 – 20 July 2004[6] 10,992
Bob van den Bos Male   Democrats 66   ELDR 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004[7] 8,712
Theo Bouwman Male   GreenLeft   G–EFA 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004[8] 6,012
Cees Bremmer Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 8 October 2003 – 20 July 2004[9] 2,956
Kathalijne Buitenweg Female   GreenLeft   G–EFA 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009[10] 90,549
Ieke van den Burg Female   Labour Party   PES 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009[11] 55,016
Dorette Corbey Female   Labour Party   PES 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009[5] 4,898
Rijk van Dam Male   Reformatory Political Federation   EDD September 1997 – 20 July 2004[12] 10,630
Bert Doorn Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009[13] 3,598
Elly Plooij-van Gorsel Female   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   ELDR 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004[14] 45,855
Marieke Sanders-ten Holte Female   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   ELDR 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004[15] 45,855
Michiel van Hulten Male   Labour Party   PES 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004[16] 5,710
Lousewies van der Laan Female   Democrats 66   ELDR 20 July 1999 – 30 January 2003[17] 143,009
Joost Lagendijk Male   GreenLeft   G–EFA 1 September 1998 – 14 July 2009[18] 245,642
Albert Jan Maat Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 10 April 2007[19] 34,622
Jules Maaten Male   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   ELDR 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009[20] 4,341
Hanja Maij-Weggen Female   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 19 July 1994 – 1 October 2003[21] 591,505
Toine Manders Male   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   ELDR 20 July 1999 – 1 July 2014
2 July 2019 – Present[22]
14,237
Maria Martens Female   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009[23] 16,254
Erik Meijer Male   Socialist Party   EUL–NGL 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009[24] 124,800
Jan Mulder Male   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   ELDR 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
22 June 2010 – 1 July 2014[25]
13,825
Ria Oomen-Ruijten Female   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 25 July 1989 – 1 July 2014[26] 99,584
Arie Oostlander Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004[27] 17,628
Karla Peijs Female   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 25 July 1989 – 27 May 2003[28] 11,975
Peter Pex Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 11 June 2003 – 20 July 2004[29] 8,380
Bartho Pronk Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 20 November 1989 – 20 July 2004[30] 7,929
Alexander de Roo Male   GreenLeft   G–EFA 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004[31] 4,343
Joke Swiebel Female   Labour Party   PES 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004[32] 12,554
Wim van Velzen Male   Christian Democratic Appeal   EPP–ED 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004[33] 103,743
Herman Vermeer Male   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   ELDR 12 November 2001 – 20 July 2004[34] 6,535
Jan-Kees Wiebenga Male   People's Party for Freedom and Democracy   ELDR 19 July 1994 – October 2001[35] 535,904
Jan Marinus Wiersma Male   Labour Party   PES 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009[36] 9,753
Source:[37]

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