Exit polls: Prime Minister Mark Rutte wins most seats in the parliamentary election
Exit polls have shown that Mr Rutte's VVD party will win 31 of 150 seats in today's parliamentary election, compared to 19 seats for 3 other parties, including that of Mr Wilders. Weeks or months of coalition talks are expected to follow.
Thank God for the fact that Geert Wilders party only received 19 seats, a moderate growth from 15 seats in 2012, with 4 to 19. 10 or 12 would have been better, but in the rightwing xenophobic climate in Europe that wasn't possible. The littlle loss of the Center right VVD from 41 seats to 31 was a surprise.
The center right Christian Democratic CDA thank god gained 6 seats and went from the historical low in 2012 (13 seats) to 19 seats today. Thank God also the Centrist Center left progressive liberal D66 party gained some seats. The leftwing liberals went from 12 seats in 2012 to 19 seats today, the same amount it's largest competitor Geert Wilders PVV received and the Christian democrats.
Next to that I was glad that the leftwing and ecological party Greenleft went from 4 seats to 16 seats yesterday, becomming the largest leftwing political party. The leftwing Social Democratic Socialist party lost one seat and went from 15 seats in 2012 to 14 seats today (2017). The Social Democrats (Labour/PvdA) had the most dramatic loss in decades, the party dropped from 38 to only 9 seats, becoming the smallest traditional leftwing parties (it had always been one of the large political parties in the center of the Dutch politics). The ChristianUnion gained one seat yesterday, growing from 5 seats in 2012 to 6 seats in 2017. The Party of Animals which had two seats in 2012 gained three seats and moved to 5 seats in 2017. The party of Elders gained also three seats and moved from 2 seats in 2012 to 5 seats today (2017). The conservative, orhtodox Protestant Christian Reformed political party (SGP) got the same amount of votes yesterday like it received in 2012, three seats. The New immigrant Denk party which is new in the Dutch party gained three seats. Denk mainly received votes from Turkish and Moroccan immigrants (guestworkers) who voted Labour (PvdA) in the past. The New National conservative, Rightwing Populist, Eurosceptic, Fiscal conservative, E-democratic party 'Forum for Democracy' of Thiery Beaudet gained 2 seats in the Dutch Lower House, our parliament. 'Forum for Democracy' stands for Direct democracy.
In november 2015, Thierry Baudet, founder of the Forum for Democracy and journalists Jort Kelder and Arno Wellens presented to Parliament the citizen’s initiative “Peuro” demanding an extensive parliamentary enquiry into the euro, its introduction and its future.