Labour reaps the fruits of financial crisis in polls

19th October 2008, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch Labour party has enjoyed a rise in popularity under the current financial crisis.

19 October 2008

According to the latest opinion poll ratings, Labour would get 23 seats if elections took place now, compared to 16 three weeks ago.

It still falls considerably short of the 33 seats which Labour presently holds in parliament. And Labour party leader Wouter Bos, who is also the deputy prime minister and finance minister, would get three percent more votes than current Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.

Regarding the appointment of Ahmed Aboutaleb as mayor of Rotterdam, 45 percent of those questioned reacted positively. 28 percent were negative about having a mayor of Moroccan origin as the city’s head.

Radio Netherlands/ Expatica

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