Netherlands: PVV second in polls

Netherlands: PVV second in polls

I'm not much for political analysis, but besides the fact that Wilders is attracting more voters, this poll also shows a very fractured parliament.


If the Dutch general elections were held today, Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom (PVV) would get 25 seats in parliament, according to the weekly poll of Maurice de Hond, two more than a week ago. The party current holds nine parliament seats.

This makes the PVV the second largest party, following the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), Prime Minister's Jan Peter Balkenende's party, with 27 seats.

The Tweede Kamer (Dutch House of Representatives) has 150 members. The current coalition government, composed of the CDA, Labor Party and Christian Union would only get 55 seats according to this poll, down from its current majority of 80.

Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)

No comments: