ElectionGudie

Jan. 22, 2003 Held

9,666,602
Voted
Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Election for Tweede Kamer (Dutch Second Chamber)

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,666,602
Valid Votes:9,654,475
Invalid Votes:12,127

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Christian Democratic Appeal 44 - 2,763,480

28.62%

Labor Party 42 - 2,631,363

27.26%

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 28 - 1,728,707

17.91%

Socialist Party 9 - 609,723

6.32%

Pim Fortuyn List 8 - 549,975

5.70%

Green Left 8 - 495,802

5.14%

Democrats 66 6 - 393,333

4.07%

Christian Union Party 3 - 204,694

2.12%

Political Reformed Party 2 - 150,305

1.56%

Others - - 127,093

1.32%

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 to serve 4-year terms. In the Second Chamber (Tweede Kamer) 150 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)
    • Leader: Jan Peter BALKENENDE
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 44
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 43
  • Party: Labor Party (PvdA)
    • Leader: Wouter BOS
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 42
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 23
  • Party: People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
    • Leader: Gerrit ZALM
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 28
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 24
  • Party: Socialist Party (SP)
    • Leader: Jan MARIJNISSEN
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 9
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 9
  • Party: Pim Fortuyn List (LPF)
    • Leader: Mat HERBEN
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 8
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 26
  • Party: Green Left (GL)
    • Leader: Femke HALSEMA
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 8
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 10
  • Party: Democrats 66 (D66)
    • Leader: Thom DE GRAAF
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 6
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 7
  • Party: Christian Union Party (CU)
    • Leader: André ROUVOET
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 3
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 4
  • Party: Political Reformed Party (SGP)
    • Leader: Bas VAN DER VLIES
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 2
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 2
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 0
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 2

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on May 15, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,225,302 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 12,076,711 (January 2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,197,462 (2003)

·         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: 54 (Second Chamber) following the 2003 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: 2,433,795 (est.)