Live blog: Dutch election 2017, the results and comment as they come in

16th March 2017, Comments 0 comments

The eyes of the rest of Europe are on the Netherlands this evening, as the Dutch vote for a new government.

Will populism win? Keep up with the election results as they come in via the live blog.

With about 30% of the votes counted, the VVD is heading for 32 seats, the CDA 20 and PVV 19.

We’re closing down our live coverage now. Back tomorrow morning.

In Pekela, where the Labour party had 40% support, the Socialists and PVV tie for first place, both with 24%

In Rotterdam, where Labour and the populists run the city council, the VVD is the biggest party with 16.4% of the vote. The PVV is in second place with 16.1%. The biggest gainer is GroenLinks, up from 3.6% to 11%. Denk are on 8.1%

In The Hague, The VVD lost five percentage points but remains the biggest party with 20.6%. The PVV is in second place at 15.5%, followed by D66 and GroenLinks. Denk picked up 7%.

Geert Wilders said that the PVV is one of the winners in the vote and that he is ready to join a coalition. But if that does not happen, ‘we will form a strong opposition over the next five years’. 





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