Netherlands

Results of the 23 May 2019 European elections

Political partiesEuropean affiliationNumber of votesPercentage of votesNumber of seatsTrend compared with 2014
Labour Party S&D19.01 %6
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Renew Europe14.64 %4
Christian Democratic Appeal EPP12.18 %4
Forum for Democracy ECR10.96 %3New
GreenLeftGreens/EFA10.90 %3
Democrats 66 Renew Europe7.09 %2
Christian Union ECR6.83 %2
Animals Party GUE/NGL4.02 %1
50PLUS3.91 %1
Freedom Party 3.53 %0
Socialist Party (SP) 3.37 %0

List of MEPs

European’s People Party - EPP
Tom BERENDSENChristian Democratic Appeal
Anja HAGAChristian Union
Esther de LANGEChristian Democratic Appeal
Jeroen LENAERSChristian Democratic Appeal
Antonius MANDERSChristian Democratic Appeal
Annie SCHREIJER-PIERIKChristian Democratic Appeal
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats - S&D
Mohammed CHAHIMLabour Party
Agnes JONGERIUSLabour Party
Thijs REUTENLabour Party
Paul TANGLabour Party
Vera TAXLabour Party
Lara WOLTERSLabour Party
Renew Europe - RE
Malik AZMANIPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Bart GROOTHUISPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Jan HUITEMAPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Caroline NAGTEGAALPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Sophia in 't VELDIndependant
Samira RAFAELADemocrats 66
Catharina RINZEMAPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Greens/European Free Alliance - Greens-EFA
Bas EICKHOUTGreen Left
Tineke STRIKGreen Left
Kim VAN SPARRENTAKGreen Left
European Conservatives and Reformists - ECR
Michiel HOOGEVEENJA21
Rob ROOKENIndependant
Dorian ROOKMAKERDirect Democracy
Robert ROOSIndependant
Bert-Jan RUISSENParty for the Reform of the State
Groupe de la gauche au Parlement européen - GUE/NGL
Anja HAZEKAMPAnimals Party
Non-inscrits
Marcel de GRAAFFFreedom Party
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Electoral Procedures

Election Dates : 6 June 2024
> Number of MEPs : 31
> At what age can one vote? 18 years
> At what age can one be elected? 18 years
> Who can vote? European citizens living in Netherlands.

 

Electoral rules

Voting method : Représentation proportionnelle (vote préférentiel)
> Means for attributing seats : D’Hondt Method
> Can candidates be chosen from a list? Yes

 

Institutions and political situation

Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
– Head of State : King Willem-Alexander
– Prime Minister : Mark Rutte (VVD),  tendered his resignation from the government on July 8th 2023. The key ministries remain in office on an interim basis until a new government is formed following the general election on November 22nd, won by the Freedom Party (PVV), followed by the coalition of socialist and green parties (Labour Party-Green Left alliance (PvdA-GL)).

 

Economy

> Currency : Euro
> GDP : € 941 186 million (2022)
> GDP per capita (PPS) : € 53 170 (2022)
> GDP Growth : -0.2% (July 2023)
> Unemployment: 3.7% (September 2023)
> Inflation : 0.2% (September 2023)
> Public Debt : 48.3% of GDP (March 2023)

 

Geography and population

Surface Area: 41.543 km²

Population: 17.8 million inhabitants (2023)

 

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