Labour Party (Netherlands)

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The Labour Party (Dutch: Partij van de Arbeid, [pɑrˈtɛi vɑn də ˈʔɑrbɛit], abbreviated as PvdA, [ˌpeːveːdeːˈjaː, -deːˈʔaː] or P van de A, [ˌpeː vɑn də ˈʔaː]) is a social-democratic[5] political party in the Netherlands.

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Labour Party
Partij van de Arbeid
ChairpersonEsther-Mirjam Sent
Leader in the SenateMei Li Vos
Leader in the House of RepresentativesAttje Kuiken
Leader in the European ParliamentAgnes Jongerius
Founded9 February 1946; 77 years ago (9 February 1946)
Merger ofSDAP
HeadquartersPartijbureau PvdA, Leeghwaterplein 45, The Hague
Youth wingYoung Socialists
Think tankWiardi Beckman Foundation
Membership (2023)Decrease 39,536[1]
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left[2][3][4]
National affiliationPvdA–GL
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
International affiliationProgressive Alliance
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Colours  Red
6 / 75
House of Representatives
9 / 150
King's Commissioners
3 / 12
47 / 570
75 / 352
Municipal Councils
706 / 7,991
European Parliament
6 / 29

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. Prime Ministers from the Labour Party have been Willem Drees (1948–1958), Joop den Uyl (1973–1977) and Wim Kok (1994–2002). From 2012 to 2017, the PvdA formed the second-largest party in parliament and was the junior partner in the Second Rutte cabinet with the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. The Leader of the Labour Party is Attje Kuiken.

The party fell to nine seats in the House of Representatives at the 2017 general election, making it the seventh-largest faction in the chamberits worst showing ever. However, the party rebounded with a first-place finish in the 2019 European Parliament election in the Netherlands, winning six of 26 seats, with 19% of the vote. The party is a member of the European Party of European Socialists and the global Progressive Alliance. In the European Parliament, where the Labour Party has 6 seats, it is part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.