Dutch general election, 1888

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 6 March 1888.[1] The Liberal Union emerged as the largest party, winning 46 of the 100 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Union96,15740.746–2
Anti Revolutionary Party74,04831.427+8
Catholic Party48,92220.725+6
Social Democratic League2,0200.91+1
Invalid/blank votes2,617
Registered voters/turnout292,33981.7
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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