"PVV could get 30 seats"

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13 August 2007, AMSTERDAM – Almost one in five Dutch people would consider voting for Geert Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV). 11 percent of the Dutch would vote for the PVV if elections were held today, according to a survey by Maurice de Hond. In addition, another 8 percent says they would give the party "a chance" at their vote. This brings the potential number of seats the PVV could secure in Parliament to almost 30.

13 August 2007

AMSTERDAM – Almost one in five Dutch people would consider voting for Geert Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV). 11 percent of the Dutch would vote for the PVV if elections were held today, according to a survey by Maurice de Hond.
 
In addition, another 8 percent says they would give the party "a chance" at their vote. This brings the potential number of seats the PVV could secure in Parliament to almost 30.

The Socialist party SP would lose one seat compared to last week, if elections were held now, dropping to 23. The Liberal VVD would also lose a seat, dropping to 22. The Animal Rights Party would grow from two to three seats.

The PVV would secure 18 seats if elections were held now, twice as many as if currently holds. This is the highest level the PVV has reached since the elections last November, the pollster reports.

Geert Wilders argued last Wednesday that the Koran should be banned. Politicians in The Hague dismissed the proposal en masse.

Lawyer Els Lucas filed a police report against Wilders for "inciting hate towards Muslims." Three quarters of the Dutch said they opposed a ban on the Koran, according to a survey on the topic by De Hond.

19 percent of the population said it supported a ban on the holy book of Islam.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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