50PLUS

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50PLUS
Abbreviation50+
LeaderHenk Krol
ChairmanGeert Dales
Leader in the SenateJan Nagel
Leader in the House of RepresentativesHenk Krol
Founded2009
HeadquartersKneuterdijk 2
The Hague
Youth wingNone
ThinktankWetenschappelijk Bureau 50PLUS
Membership (2018)Decrease 6,081[1]
IdeologyPensioners' interests[2][3]
Populism[4]
Soft Euroscepticism[5][6][7]
Political positionCentre[8][9]
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
ColoursPurple
Senate
2 / 75
House of Representatives
4 / 150
King's Commissioners
0 / 12
States-Provincial
14 / 570
European Parliament
0 / 26
Website
www.50pluspartij.nl

The 50PLUS (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfɛiftɪx plʏs]), abbreviated to 50+, is a pensioners' interests[2][3] political party in the Netherlands. The party was founded in 2009 by Maurice Koopman, Alexander Münninghoff, and Jan Nagel, a politician formerly connected to the Labour Party and Livable Netherlands. Henk Krol has been the Leader since 2016.

The party first participated in elections during the Dutch provincial elections of 2011. During these elections the party obtained 9 seats in the States-Provincial. In the Dutch Senate election of 2011 the members of the States-Provincial elected the members of the new Senate. During these elections, the party won one seat in the Senate. During the Dutch general election of 2012 the party obtained 2 seats.

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election year House of Representatives Government Notes
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2012 177,631 1.9 (#11)
2 / 150
Increase 2 in opposition One seat left after 3 June 2014
2017 327,131 3.1 (#10)
4 / 150
Increase 2 in opposition
Election year Senate Government Notes
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2011 2,193 1.3
1 / 75
Increase 1 in opposition
2015 4,388 2.6
2 / 75
Increase 1 in opposition

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2014 174.466 3,7
0 / 25
Steady 0

States-Provincial[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Notes
2011 (#10)
9 / 566
2015 (#10)
14 / 570
Increase 5

Municipal elections 2018[edit]

Municipality Seats
1. Assen 3 of 33
2. Apeldoorn 3 of 39
3. Breda 2 of 39
4. Den Haag 1 of 45
5. Den Bosch 1 of 39
6. Eindhoven 2 of 45
7. Emmen 1 of 39
8. Gooise meren 2 of 31
9. Hardenberg 2 of 33
10. Helmond 3 of 37
11. Leeuwarden 1 of 39
12. Maasgouw 1 of 19
13. Maastricht 1 of 39
14. Nijmegen 1 of 39
15. Rotterdam 1 of 45
16. Sittard-Geleen 1 of 37
17. Terneuzen 1 of 31
18. Tilburg 2 of 45
19. Venlo 3 of 39

Organization[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Representation[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Current members of the House of Representatives since the Dutch general election of 2017:

Senate[edit]

Current members of the Senate since the Dutch Senate election of 2015:

See also[edit]

  • Union 55+, Defunct Dutch pensioners' interests party active from 1992 until 1998.
  • General Elderly Alliance, Defunct Dutch pensioners' interests party active from 1993 until 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ledentallen Nederlandse politieke partijen per 1 januari 2016, 2017 en 2018" (PDF). Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Andeweg, R. and G. Irwin Politics and Governance in the Netherlands, Basingstoke (Palgrave) p.49
  3. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Netherlands". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ "De opmars van 50Plus". AD. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  5. ^ Benjamin LeRuth; Yordan Kutiyski; André Krouwel; Nicholas J Startin (2017). "Does the Information Source Matter? Newspaper Readership, Political Preferences and Attitudes Toward the EU in the UK, France and the Netherlands". In Manuela Caiani; Simona Guerra. Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-137-59643-7.
  6. ^ Jort Statema; Paul Aarts. Timo Behr; Teija Tiilikainen, eds. The Netherlands: Follow Washington, Be a Good European. Northern Europe and the Making of the EU's Mediterranean and Middle East Policies. note on p. 237.
  7. ^ Rudy B. Andeweg; Galen A. Irwin (2014). Governance and Politics of the Netherlands (4th ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. p. 74.
  8. ^ Hans Keman (2008), "The Low Countries: Confrontation and Coalition in Segmented Societies", Comparative European Politics, Taylor & Francis, p. 221
  9. ^ José Magone (3 July 2013). Contemporary European Politics: A Comparative Introduction. Routledge. p. 533. ISBN 978-1-136-93397-4.