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Legislative elections: Second Chamber, 4-year term, 0,67% threshold, party-list proportional representation system
           · Queen: Beatrix van Oranje Nassau · Prime Minister: Jan Peter Balkenende (CDA) · Government: CDA, CU

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2010 Seats 2006 Seats
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD) <
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Conservative liberalism
 
ELDR, LI
1948
20,4% 31 14,6% 22
Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) <
Labour Party
Social democracy; Third Way
 
PES, SI
1946
19,6% 30 21,2% 33
Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV) <
Freedom Party
Right-wing populism; Conservative liberalism -
2004
15,5% 24 5,9% 9
Christen Democratisch Appèl (CDA) <
Christian Democratic Appeal
Christian democracy
 
EPP, CDI
1980
13,7% 21 26,5% 41
Socialistische Partij (SP) <
Socialist Party
Democratic socialism
 
-
1972
9,9% 15 16,6% 25
Democraten 66 (D66) <
Democrats 66
Social liberalism
 
ELDR, LI
1966
6,9% 10 2,0% 3
Groen Links (GL) <
Green Left
Green politics
 
EGP, GG
1991
6,6% 10 4,6% 7
Christen Unie (CU) <
Christian Union
Christian democracy; Social conservatism, Environmentalism ECPM
2001
3,3% 5 4,0% 6
Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij (SGP) <
Reformed Political Party
Christian right; Social conservatism, Evangelicalism, Euroscepticism -
1918
1,7% 2 1,6% 2
Partij voor de Dieren (PvdD) <
Party for the Animals
Animal welfare; Green politics
 
-
2002
1,3% 2 1,8% 2
Others - -   1,1%  - 1,2% -
Total - -   - 150 - 150
Turnout - -  74,7% 80,4%

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2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: NOS (http://www.nos.nl). Archive: Elections 1946-2003.