ElectionGudie

Nov. 22, 2006 Held

9,854,998
Voted
Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Election for Tweede Kamer (Dutch Second Chamber)

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,854,998
Valid Votes:9,838,683
Invalid Votes:16,315

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democrats 66 - - -

Party for Freedom - - -

Socialist Party - - -

Party for the Animals - - -

Christian Democratic Appeal - - -

Christian Union - - -

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy - - -

Labor Party - - -

Reformed Political Party - - -

Other Parties - - -

Green Left - - -

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 Jan Peter BALKENENDE
  • 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 through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

* 75 members are elected by indirect vote by the country's 12 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 this Second Chamber election: 41
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 44
  • Party: Labor Party (PvdA)
    • Leader: Wouter BOS
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 33
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 42
  • Party: Socialist Party (SP)
    • Leader: Jan MARIJNISSEN
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 25
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 9
  • Party: People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
    • Leader: Mark RUTTE
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 22
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 28
  • Party: Party for Freedom (PvdV)
    • Leader: Geert WILDERS
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 9
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: N/A
  • Party: Green Left (GL)
    • Leader: Femke HALSEMA
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 7
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 8
  • Party: Christian Union (CU)
    • Leader: Andre ROUVOET
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 6
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 3
  • Party: Democrats 66 (D66)
    • Leader: Alexander PECHTOLD
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 3
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 6
  • Party: Party for the Animals (PvdD)
    • Leader: Marianne THIEME
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 2
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: N/A
  • Party: Reformed Political Party (SGP)
    • Leader: Bas van der VLIES
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 2
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 2
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Second Chamber election: 0
    • Seats won in last Second Chamber election: 8

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on 22 January 2003.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,491,461 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 12,264,503 (November 2006)

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: 55 (Second Chamber) following the 2006 elections; 24 (First Chamber) following the 2003 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: 2,473,719 (est.)