Thursday, 4 March 2010

Wilders as Dutch PM?

We're not the only ones to go to the polls in the next few months - the Netherlands are having a general election on 9th June. Astonishingly, Dutch polls are predicting that Geert Wilders' Freedom Party, only formed in 2007, could end up being the largest in Parliament.

This is how the NL Parliament stands at the moment;


KEY
Christen Democratisch Appèl (CDA)
Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA)
Socialistische Partij (SP)
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD)
Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV)
GroenLinks (GL)
ChristenUnie (CU)
Democraten 66 (D66)
Partij voor de Dieren (PvdD)
Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij (SGP)


The current government is a coalition of the CDA and the PvdA. The de Hond poll is predicting that Wilders' PVV will increase from 9 to 27 seats, and that the Christian Democrats (CDA) will shrink from 41 to 26 seats and Labour (PvdA) from 33 to 24, making the PVV the largest Parliamentary party. Traditionally, the PM is the leader of the party with the largest number of seats - though Wilders will still need a coalition partner to govern.

Interesting.

1 comment:

Quiet_Man said...

Leaves a little egg on the faces of those ministers of the crown who crowed about getting him banned for his views in the UK. Seems the Dutch people aren't in line with righteous thinking either.