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The 50PLUS
50PLUS
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfɛiftɪx plʏs]), abbreviated to 50+, is a pensioners' interests 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
Henk Krol
is 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
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.

Contents

1 Electoral results

1.1 Parliament 1.2 European Parliament 1.3 States-Provincial

2 Organization

2.1 Leadership

3 Representation

3.1 House of Representatives 3.2 Senate

4 See also 5 References

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

2 in opposition One seat left after 3 June 2014

2017 327,131 3.1 (#10)

4 / 150

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

1 in opposition

2015 4,388 2.6

2 / 75

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

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

5

Organization[edit] Leadership[edit]

Leaders

Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(10 January 2011 – 12 January 2012) Henk Krol
Henk Krol
(12 January 2012 – 4 October 2013) Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(4 October 2013 – 8 October 2016) Henk Krol
Henk Krol
(8 October 2016 – )

Chairmen

Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(10 January 2011 – 10 November 2012) Willem Holthuizen (10 November 2012 – 2 November 2013) Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(2 November 2013 – 29 March 2014) John Struijlaard (29 March 2014 – 4 June 2016) Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(4 June 2016 – 17 June 2017) Jan Zoetelief (17 June 2017 – )

Vice Chairmen

Henk Krol
Henk Krol
(10 January 2011 – 10 November 2012) Maurice Koopman (10 November 2012 – )

Parliamentary leaders in the Senate

Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(7 June 2011 – )

Parliamentary leaders in the House of Representatives

Henk Krol
Henk Krol
(20 September 2012 – 4 October 2013) Norbert Klein (4 October 2013 – 3 June 2014) Martine Baay-Timmerman
Martine Baay-Timmerman
(3 June 2014 – 10 September 2014) Henk Krol
Henk Krol
(10 September 2014 – )

Lijsttrekker
Lijsttrekker
– General election

Henk Krol
Henk Krol
– 2012 Henk Krol
Henk Krol
– 2017

Lijsttrekker
Lijsttrekker
– Senate election

Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
– 2011 Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
– 2015

Representation[edit] House of Representatives[edit] Current members of the House of Representatives since the Dutch general election of 2017:

Henk Krol, Parliamentary leader Léonie Sazias, Secretary Martin van Rooijen, Deputy Leader Corrie van Brenk

Senate[edit] Current members of the Senate since the Dutch Senate election of 2015:

Jan Nagel, Parliamentary leader Martine Baay-Timmerman, Deputy Leader

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]

^ 50PLUS
50PLUS
ledentallen per jaar (2012- ), University of Groningen, 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. ^ Andeweg, R. and G. Irwin Politics and Governance in the Netherlands, Basingstoke (Palgrave) p.49 ^ Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck ^ "Parties and Elections in Europe". Parties-and-elections.eu.  ^ "parties-and-elections.de".  ^ "De opmars van 50Plus". AD. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2018.  ^ 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.  ^ 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.  ^ Rudy B. Andeweg; Galen A. Irwin (2014). Governance and Politics of the Netherlands (4th ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. p. 74.  ^ Hans Keman (2008), "The Low Countries: Confrontation and Coalition in Segmented Societies", Comparative European Politics, Taylor & Francis, p. 221  ^ José Magone (3 July 2013). Contemporary European Politics: A Comparative Introduction. Routledge. p. 533. ISBN 978-1-136-93397-4. 

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50PLUS

Leaders

Jan Nagel Henk Krol Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(Ad interim) Henk Krol

Chairmen

Jan Nagel Willem Holthuizen Jan Nagel
Jan Nagel
(Ad interim) John Struijlaard Jan Nagel Jan Zoetelief

Parliamentary leaders in the Senate

Jan Nagel

Parliamentary leaders in the House of Representatives

Henk Krol Norbert Klein Martine Baay-Timmerman Henk Krol

v t e

Political parties in the Netherlands

House of Representatives

People's Party for Freedom
Party for Freedom
and Democracy (33) Party for Freedom (20) Christian Democratic Appeal (19) Democrats 66 (19) Socialist Party (14) GroenLinks (14) Labour Party (9) Christian Union (5) Party for the Animals (5) 50PLUS (4) Reformed Political Party (3) Denk (3) Forum for Democracy (2)

Senate

People's Party for Freedom
Party for Freedom
and Democracy (13) Christian Democratic Appeal (12) Democrats 66 (10) Party for Freedom (9) Socialist Party (9) Labour Party (8) GroenLinks (4) Christian Union (3) Party for the Animals (2) Reformed Political Party (2) 50PLUS (2) Independent Senate Fraction (1)

European Parliament

Christian Democratic Appeal (EPP 5) Democrats 66 (ALDE 4) Party for Freedom (ENL 4) Labour Party (S&D 3) People's Party for Freedom
Party for Freedom
and Democracy (ALDE 3) GroenLinks (G-EFA 2) Socialist Party (UEL-NGL 2) Christian Union (ECR 1) Reformed Political Party (ECR 1) Party for the Animals
Party for the Animals
(UEL-NGL 1)

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