ElectionGudie

June 9, 2010 Snap

9,442,977
Voted
Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Election for Tweede Kamer (Dutch Second Chamber)

Results

75%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,442,977
Valid Votes:9,416,001
Invalid Votes:26,976

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Socialist Party - - -

Other Parties - - -

ChristianUnion - - -

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy - - -

Christian Democratic Appeal - - -

Democrats 66 - - -

Labour Party - - -

Reformed Political Party - - -

Party for the Animals - - -

Party for Freedom - - -

GreenLeft - - -

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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the First Chamber (Eerste Kamer) 75 members are indirectly elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms*. In the Second Chamber (Tweede Kamer) 150 members are elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.**

* Voting is by members of the country's 12 Provincial Councils. The value of each vote is weighted according to the population of the respective province. This is in order to account for any malapportionment of seats to Provincial Councils. There is one national district and no formal threshold. Voters must cast preference votes. List order does not change unless a candidate has achieved 50 percent of one quota, which is defined as a list's vote share divided by its seat share.

** There is one national district and no formal threshold. Voters must cast preference votes. List order does not change unless a candidate has achieved 25 percent of one quota, which is defined as a list's vote share divided by its seat share.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,615,394 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 12,524,152 (June 2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,388,058 (2010)

·         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: 61 (Second Chamber) following the 2010 elections; 26 (First Chamber) following the 2007 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: 2,492,309 (est.)