Welcome at our site. "Eerlijke Verkiezingen" (fair elections) is a dutch initiative to improve the democratic integrity, specially focusing upon the elections within the Netherlands (and Europe). We might be among the most democratic countries in the world, but there remains — always! — room for improvement.

We believe it is our duty to be critical and be idealists. It is our task (as an independent Non-Gouvernemental Organisation) to identify bottlenecks in the election process. We recognize obstructions regarding our democratic values, which threaten our society. We inform and deal with these. We recognize there is a power-system which unfairly manipulates citizens and those citizens are on a large scale unaware and naive.

The scale of these problems are relatively small. The Netherlands ranked third worldwide, after Norway and Germany, with a PEI of 82.7 (of 100 points). But it is not about being pretty good, it is about becomming the best! Becoming the democracy we believe we are/could be. Which means there is 17.3% room for improvement. That's why we analyse and list all the imperfections of the political system of the Netherlands.

Summary: The legislation is written by those parties in power, to govern all parties and elections. Since 1989 adaptations has been made to ensure new political movements have to pay to participate in elections and those already elected receive funding, also allowed to invest into the campaign and media coverage. The funding is €19,3 million a year (excluding the royal contributions made by their elected politicians due to salaries, averaging at 10% of the €1000 million+ budget a year. AND the misuse and manipulation/restriction of media coverage, which is also fully subsidised by the government and [ignoring its / mis-use of their] own ethical code as journalists; they only interview the political leaders of the lower chamber of the [2-7] largest parties, also during elections about totally other/irrelevant topics and levels of government. AND to be elected you have to become a member of a (large) political party and be favoured to be put (high) on the list, while every member of a political party is "supposed to" vote the party-preference, including those elected, violating the freedom of speech, rights as an individual and secrecy of voting). These corruptions ensure other political voices are excluded of being known to the public, disabling the possibility to be elected, which is a violation of the Constitution (articles 1, 3, 4, 7, 14, 15) and even some articles of the Election-law (and others) itself.

If you are curious about our findings; you could contact us. We will respond in English.

We are also behind the initiative demography of democracy.eu.