Will voters choose to “Make Netherlands Great Again”?
MARCH 15, 2017
Up to 13 million Dutch voters are heading to the polls on Wednesday to elect 150 members of the lower house of parliament in a symbolic Euroscepticism showdown that seems to have split society along the immigration policy divide.
Some 28 parties are competing in the election which is largely viewed as a face-off between ultranationalist Geert Wilders and the current Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Under the proportional representation system, any party who receives more than 0.67 percent of the vote, will pass the mandated threshold and get at least one seat.
Following the latest round of televised debates on Tuesday night in which representatives of 13 parties competed, Prime Minister Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) is leading Wilder’s Party for Freedom (PVV) by a small margin.
The Dutch Peilingwijzer website which…
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