ElectionGudie

May 15, 2002 Held

9,515,226
Voted
Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Election for Tweede Kamer (Dutch Second Chamber)

Results

79%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,515,226
Valid Votes:9,501,152
Invalid Votes:14,074

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Christian Democratic Appeal 43 - 2,653,723

27.93%

Pim Fortuyn List 26 - 1,614,801

17.00%

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 24 - 1,466,722

15.44%

Labor Party 23 - 1,436,023

15.11%

Green Left 10 - 660,692

6.95%

Socialist Party 9 - 560,447

5.90%

Democrats 66 7 - 484,317

5.10%

Christian Union Party 4 - 240,953

2.54%

Political Reformed Party 2 - 163,562

1.72%

Others - - 66,857

0.70%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the Second Chamber (Tweede Kamer)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen BEATRIX *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Wim KOK
  • Assembly: Netherlands has a bicameral States General (Staten Generaal) consisting of the First Chamber (Eerste Kamer) with 75 seats and the Second Chamber (Tweede Kamer) with 150 seats.

* The Netherlands is a Constitutional Monarchy.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the First Chamber (Eerste Kamer) 75 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 4-year terms*. In the Second Chamber (Tweede Kamer) 150 members are elected by direct popular vote.

* 75 members of the First Chamber are elected by indirect vote by provincial councils to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)
    • Leader: Jan Peter BALKENENDE
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 29
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 43
  • Party: Pim Fortuyn List (LPF)**
    • Leader: Pim FORTUYN
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: N/A
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 26
  • Party: People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
    • Leader: Hans F. DIJKSTAL
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 38
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 24
  • Party: Labor Party (PvdA)
    • Leader: Wim KOK
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 45
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 23
  • Party: Green Left (GL)
    • Leader: Paul ROSENMÖLLER
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 11
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 10
  • Party: Democrats 66 (D66)
    • Leader: Thom DE GRAAF
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 14
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 7
  • Party: Socialist Party (SP)
    • Leader: Jan MARIJNISSEN
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 5
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 9
  • Party: Christian Union Party (CU)
    • Leader: Kars VELING
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 5
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 4
  • Party: Political Reformed Party (SGP)
    • Bas VAN DER VLIES
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 3
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 2
  • Party: Liveable Netherlands (LN)
    • Leader: Fred TEEVEN
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: N/A
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 2

**Pim FORTUYN was assassinated on May 6. Mat HERBEN was chosen as the new party leader after the election.

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 16,148,929 (2002)
  • Registered voters: 12,035,935 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,158,984 (2002)

·         Is Netherlands a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Netherlands ratified CEDAW: Yes (23 July 1991)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 51 (Second Chamber) following the 2002 elections; 20 (First Chamber) following the 1999 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 5 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Netherlands a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Netherlands ratified CRPD: Yes (14 June 2016)

·         Population with a disability: 2,422,339 (est.)