Dutch general election, 1897

Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or) "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain".)
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General elections were held in the Netherlands on 15 June 1897.[1] The Liberal Democratic League remained the largest party, winning 48 of the 100 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Democratic League126,19930.548–9
Anti Revolutionary Party108,58126.217+2
General League of Roman Catholic Caucuses83,82620.322–3
Christian Historicals44,15910.76+6
Radical League14,8633.64+1
Social Democratic Workers' Party12,3123.03+3
Other parties23,7745.700
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout576,598
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1395 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1412
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