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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Netherlands

· Official EE19 website

https://www.kiesraad.nl/verkiezingen/europees-parlement

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

none

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

26/29

· Current government

VVD (ALDE), CDA (EPP), D66 (ALDE), Christen Unie (ECR) since 26 October 2017


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

no

· Number of constituencies

1

· Preferential vote

yes

· Postal vote

yes (2014: 0.36 % of votes)

· Advanced vote

no

· Threshold to get elected

none

· Day of EE19

Thursday, 23 May

· Opening time of polling stations

7.30 CET (exceptions possible per polling station)

· Closing time of polling stations

21.00 CET (exceptions possible per polling station)

· Exit polls

22.00 CET

· Official announcement of first results

26 May 00:00 CET

· Provisional final results expected

4 June 00:00 CET


VOTERS


· Total

12 997 600

· Minimum age

18

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

16

· Candidates (total)

308

· Female candidates %

39 % (overall)

D66 45 %, CDA 29 % , PVV 10 %, VVD 30 %, SP 59 %, PvdA 43 %, SGP/CU 30 %, GL 80 %, FvD 8 %

· Legal minimum age

18

· Lead candidates per list or party (affiliation)
(In bold those represented in outgoing EP)

D66 (ALDE) – Sophie in ‘t Veld

CDA (EPP) – Esther de Lange

PVV (ENF) – Marcel de Graaff

VVD (ALDE) Malik Azmani

SP (GUE/NGL) – Arnout Hoekstra

PvdA (S&D) - Frans Timmermans

SGP/CU (ECR) - Peter van Dalen

GroenLinks (Greens) - Bas Eikhout

PvdD (GUE/NGL) - Anja Hazekamp

50 + (new) - Toine Manders

Jezus Leeft (new) - Florens van der Spek

DENK (new) - Ayhan Tonca

Groenen (Greens) - Paul Berendsen

FvD (new) - Derk-Jan Eppink

Regio/Piratenpartij (new) - Sent Wierda

VOLT (new) - Reinier van Lanschot

· MEPs re-running
(in bold lead candidate of list)

Esther de Lange (CDA)

Jeroen Lenaers (CDA)

Annie Schreijer-Pierik (CDA)

Agnes Jongerius (PvdA)

Paul Tang (PvdA)

Kati Piri (PvdA)

Peter van Dalen (CU)

Caroline Nagtegaal (VVD)

Jan Huitema (VVD)

Sophia in ’t Veld (D66)

Bas Eickhout (GroenLinks)

Anja Hazekamp (PvdD)

Marcel de Graaff (PVV)

Olaf Stuger (PVV)

Auke Zijlstra (PVV)

André Elissen (PVV)

RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

D66

4

15.48 %

CDA

5

15.18 %

PVV

4

13.32 %

VVD

3

12.02 %

SP

2

9.64 %

PvdA

3

9.4 %

Christen Unie - SGP

2

7.67 %

GroenLinks

2

6.98 %

PvdD

1

4.21 %


TURNOUT 2014

37.32 %