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Wilders is making progress in the Netherlands – but not the greatest


Far-right leader Geert Wilders votes in the EU parliamentary election. Photo: Peter Dejong / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 06.06.2024 22:02:59

Policy: Geert Wilders’ PVV goes from one mandate to seven in the EU Parliament according to the election day poll conducted by Ipsos I & O on behalf of the national broadcaster NOS. However, they were clearly the largest in the national parliamentary election this autumn, and the result is somewhat worse than the opinion polls predicted. At the same time, another far-right party, the FvD, has dropped out of the EU parliament entirely, according to the opinion poll. They became one of the biggest parties in the Netherlands last time.

GL-PvdA is a coalition consisting of a green and a social democratic party, and together they were also the largest in the previous EU parliamentary election in 2019. According to the election day poll, they get eight of the Netherlands’ 31 mandates. GL-PvdA is led by Frans Timmermans, who was previously the EU’s climate general.

The right-wing liberal VVD, the party of outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte, gets four mandates. Christian democratic CDA and social liberal D66 get three mandates each, while the peasant protest party BBB gets two. Four parties end up with one mandate each.

No results from the EU Parliament will be announced until the last polling stations in the 27 member states have closed on Sunday. However, the election day poll from the Netherlands is the first indication of the result in what is expected to be a very good election for the far right in Europe.

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