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20 March 2014
Local elections: Coalition parties get serious blow, local parties and D'66 win

As expected the coalition parties got a serious blow in the Dutch locale elections yesterday. The large amount of local parties again are the winner taking almost 30% of the seats. For the first time since the end of World War two the social democrat PvdA lost their majority in many of the larger cities, mainly to Democrats 66. In Rotterdam it was Leefbaar Rotterdam, erected by the late Pim Fortuyn, that got a serious majority.  


The coalition parties VVD (liberal) and PvdA (social democrat) have lost seriously in the Dutch local elections yesterday. After forming the actual Dutch government for around one and a half year they now pay the price for severe cut back and reform policy. The large amount of Dutch local parties are the big winner, because they now have most of the votes, almost 30%. Also the opposition parties D'66 and the Socialist party profited.

 

Especially in the larger cities, like Amsterdam and The Hague, D'66 took over power from the PvdA, that has been ruling since the end of the second world war. In Rotterdam Leefbaar Rotterdam (Livable Rotterdam), the party erected by the late Pim Fortuyn, finally took over from the social democrat PvdA.

 

The Freedom Party from Geert Wilders was only running in The Hague and Almere. He won again in Almere, the newest city in the Dutch polder. In a speech in The Hague Wilders repeated his comment about Moroccans in the Netherlands. He asked his followers if they want more or less Morccans, the public answered en masse: 'Minder, minder, minder (les, less, less)'. Dutch Moroccans are asked to report Wilders pronouncements to the police.

 

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D66 claims most of the big cities, coalition party support slides




 

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