2021 Dutch general election

general election to be held in the Netherlands

The 2021 Dutch general election to elect the members of the House of Representatives was set for 17 March 2021.

The Third Rutte cabinet was inaugurated after the longest coalition formation in Dutch history, with 225 days between the election and swearing in of the cabinet.

COVID-19 pandemic caused Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren to propose spreading the election over a period of three days between 15 and 17 March 2021.[1]

The entire Dutch government, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte resigned on 15 January 2021 over the Childcare benefits scandal.[2]

Opinion pollsEdit

 

ResultsEdit

The official results are:[3]

Party Dutch name Shortened Polls [4] +/- Seats +/– Votes Vote % Party leader
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie VVD 34   1 34   1 2,279,130 21.87% Mark Rutte
Democrats 66 Democraten 66 D66 18   1 24   5 1,565,861 15.02% Sigrid Kaag
Party for Freedom Partij voor de Vrijheid PVV 20   0 17   3 1,124,482 10.79% Geert Wilders
Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl CDA 16   3 15   4 990,601 9.50% Wopke Hoekstra
Socialist Party Socialistische Partij SP 11   3 9   5 623,371 5.98% Lilian Marijnissen
Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid PvdA 11   2 9   0 597,192 5.73% Lilianne Ploumen
GreenLeft GroenLinks GL 10   4 8   6 537,308 5.16% Jesse Klaver
Forum for Democracy Forum voor Democratie FVD 5   3 8   6 523,083 5.02% Thierry Baudet
Party for the Animals Partij voor de Dieren PvdD 6   1 6   1 399,750 3.84% Esther Ouwehand
ChristianUnion ChristenUnie CU 6   1 5   0 351,275 3.37% Gert-Jan Segers
Volt Netherlands Volt Nederland Volt 3   3 3   3 252,480 2.42% Laurens Dassen
JA21 JA21 JA21 2   2 3   3 246,620 2.37% Joost Eerdmans
Reformed Political Party Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij SGP 3   0 3   0 215,249 2.07% Kees van der Staaij
DENK DENK DENK 2   1 3   0 211,237 2.03% Farid Azarkan
50PLUS 50PLUS 50+ 1   3 1   3 106,702 1.02% Liane den Haan
FarmerCitizenMovement BoerBurgerBeweging BBB 1   1 1   1 104,319 1.00% Caroline van der Plas
BIJ1 BIJ1 BIJ1 1   1 1   1 87,238 0.84% Sylvana Simons
Code Orange Code Oranje CO 0 0 0 0 40,731 0.39% Richard de Mos
NIDA NIDA NIDA 0 0 0 0 33,834 0.32% Nourdin El Ouali
Splinter Splinter SPL 0 0 0 0 30,328 0.29% Femke Merel van Kooten
Pirate Party Netherlands Piratenpartij Nederland PPNL 0 0 0 0 22,816 0.22% Matthijs Pontier
JONG JONG JONG 0 0 0 0 15,297 0.15% Jaron Tichelaar
Proud of the Netherlands Trots op Nederland TON 0 0 0 0 13,198 0.13% Sander van den Raadt
Henk Krol List Lijst Henk Krol LHK 0 0 0 0 9,264 0.09% Henk Krol
NLBeter NLBeter NLB 0 0 0 0 8,657 0.08% Esther van Fennema
Blank Blanco / 0 0 0 0 8.277 0.08% Anna Zeven
others 0 0 0 0 24,552 0.24%
Total seats / valid votes 150 150 10,422,852 78.33% turnout
Invalid + blank votes 39,825 0.38% turnout
Total votes 10,462,677 78.71% turnout

In 2017, the total turnout was 81.57% (+2.86%).

 
Election results by municipality.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ollongren wil verkiezingen uitsmeren over 15, 16 en 17 maart". nos.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  2. "Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resign over child welfare scandal". Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  3. NOS
  4. Average polls based on De Hond, EenVandaag/Ipsos, i&o research, and Kantar on 16 March 2021:

Other websitesEdit