Labour Party (Netherlands)

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The Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, abbreviated as PvdA, or P van de A, ) is a social-democratic political party in the Netherlands.wikipedia
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Social Democratic Workers' Party (Netherlands)

Social Democratic Workers' PartySDAPSociaal Democratische Arbeiders Partij
The party was founded in 1946 as a merger of the Social Democratic Workers' Party, the Free-thinking Democratic League, and the Christian Democratic Union.
The Social Democratic Workers' Party (Sociaal-Democratische Arbeiderspartij, SDAP) was a Dutch socialist political party and a predecessor of the social democratic Labour Party.

Joop den Uyl

Den UylPrime Minister Den Uyl
Prime Ministers from the Labour Party have been Willem Drees (1948–1958), Joop den Uyl (1973–1977), and Wim Kok (1994–2002).
Johannes Marten den Uijl, better known as Joop den Uyl (9 August 1919 – 24 December 1987) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and economist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 11 May 1973 until 19 December 1977.

Willem Drees

DreesWillem Drees Sr.Prime Minister Willem Drees
Prime Ministers from the Labour Party have been Willem Drees (1948–1958), Joop den Uyl (1973–1977), and Wim Kok (1994–2002). Between 1946 and 1958, the PvdA led coalition governments with the Catholic People's Party (KVP), and combinations of VVD, ARP and CHU, with the PvdA's Willem Drees as prime minister.
Willem Drees Sr. (5 July 1886 – 14 May 1988) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Social Democratic Workers' Party (SDAP) and later co-founder of the Labour Party (PvdA) and historian who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 7 August 1948 until 22 December 1958.

Wim Kok

KokWillem Kok
Prime Ministers from the Labour Party have been Willem Drees (1948–1958), Joop den Uyl (1973–1977), and Wim Kok (1994–2002).
He was a member of the Labour Party (PvdA).

List of political parties in the Netherlands

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The Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, abbreviated as PvdA, or P van de A, ) is a social-democratic political party in the Netherlands.

Free-thinking Democratic League

VDBVrijzinnig Democratische BondFree-minded Democratic League
The party was founded in 1946 as a merger of the Social Democratic Workers' Party, the Free-thinking Democratic League, and the Christian Democratic Union.
The League is a predecessor of two of the major Dutch political parties, the conservative-liberal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the social-democratic Labour Party (PvdA).

Leader of the Labour Party (Netherlands)

Leader of the Labour PartyDeputy Leaders of the Labour PartyLabour Party Executive Board
Since 2016, Lodewijk Asscher has been Leader of the Labour Party.
The Leader of the Labour Party is the most senior politician within the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, PvdA) in the Netherlands.

Second Rutte cabinet

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From 2012 to 2017, the PvdA formed the second largest parliamental faction and was the junior partner in the Second Rutte cabinet with the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.
The cabinet was formed by the political parties People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the Labour Party (PvdA) after the election of 2012.

Lodewijk Asscher

Since 2016, Lodewijk Asscher has been Leader of the Labour Party.
Lodewijk Frans Asscher (born 27 September 1974) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and jurist.

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

VVDVolkspartij voor Vrijheid en DemocratiePeople’s Party for Freedom and Democracy
From 2012 to 2017, the PvdA formed the second largest parliamental faction and was the junior partner in the Second Rutte cabinet with the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.
From November 2012 until March 2017, the VVD was the senior partner in the Second Rutte cabinet, a "purple" coalition government with the Labour Party.

2017 Dutch general election

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The party fell to only nine seats in the House of Representatives at the 2017 general election, making it only the seventh-largest faction in the chamber–its worst showing ever.
The previous elections in 2012 had resulted in a ruling coalition of his People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the Labour Party (PvdA).

Progressive Alliance

PA
The Labour Party is a member of the European Party of European Socialists and the global Progressive Alliance.
The Dutch Labour Party also supported the formation of the organization, as did the Swiss Socialist Party, and the Social Democratic Party of Austria.

Pieter Oud

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In 1948 some of the left-liberal members, led by former VDB leader Pieter Oud, left the PvdA after concluding it had become too socialist for their liking.
Pieter Jacobus Oud (5 December 1886 – 12 August 1968) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Free-thinking Democratic League (VDB) party and later co-founder of the Labour Party (PvdA) and the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and historian.

Party of European Socialists

PESSocialist GroupSocialists
The Labour Party is a member of the European Party of European Socialists and the global Progressive Alliance.

Cals cabinet

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Together they formed the Cals cabinet, with KVP leader Jo Cals as prime minister.
The cabinet was formed by the political parties Catholic People's Party (KVP), Labour Party (PvdA) and the Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) after the resignation of the Marijnen cabinet on 27 February 1965.

Catholic People's Party

KVPKatholieke Volkspartij Catholic People's Party
Between 1946 and 1958, the PvdA led coalition governments with the Catholic People's Party (KVP), and combinations of VVD, ARP and CHU, with the PvdA's Willem Drees as prime minister.
In the elections of 1946 the party won a third of the vote, and joined the newly founded social democratic Labour Party (PvdA) to form a government coalition.

2019 European Parliament election in the Netherlands

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However, the PvdA rebounded with a first-place finish in the 2019 European Parliament election in the Netherlands, winning 6 of 26 seats with 19% of the vote.
An exit poll carried out by Ipsos, as well as a forecast of the result produced by GeenPeil and Maurice de Hond based on a part of results collected, indicated that the Labour Party (PvdA) emerged with the most seats, followed by the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) with four seats each, Forum for Democracy (FvD) and GroenLinks (GL) with three seats and the Democrats 66 (D66) and the Christian Union – Reformed Political Party (CU-SGP) lists with two seats each, with all others on zero or one seat.

André van der Louw

Prominent New Left members were Jan Nagel, André van der Louw and Bram Peper.
Arie Andries "Andre" van der Louw (9 August 1933 – 20 October 2005) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and journalist.

Jan Nagel

Prominent New Left members were Jan Nagel, André van der Louw and Bram Peper.
Johan Georg "Jan" Nagel (born 20 June 1939) is a Dutch politician who was a member of the Labour Party, and later formed his own parties.

Bram Peper

Prominent New Left members were Jan Nagel, André van der Louw and Bram Peper.
Abraham "Bram" Peper (born 13 February 1940) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).

Democratic Socialists '70

DS'70DS70Democratic Socialists 1970
They split in 1970, after it was clear that they had lost the conflict with the New Left, and founded a new moderate Social Democratic party, Democratic Socialists '70 (DS70).
DS'70 was founded on 4 April 1970 as the result of a split from the Labour Party (PvdA).

1971 Dutch general election

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In the 1971 and 1972 elections, these three parties promised to form a cabinet with a radical common programme after the elections.
The Labour Party (PvdA) emerged as the largest party, winning 39 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.

1972 Dutch general election

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In the 1971 and 1972 elections, these three parties promised to form a cabinet with a radical common programme after the elections.
The Labour Party (PvdA) remained the largest party, winning 43 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.

1977 Dutch general election

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The 1977 general election were won by the PvdA, but the ideological and personal conflict between Van Agt and Den Uyl prevented the formation of a new centre-left cabinet.
The Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 53 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.

1982 Dutch general election

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The VVD and the CDA regained their majority in the 1982 general election and retained it in the 1986 general election.
The Labour Party emerged as the largest party, winning 47 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.