Labour leader Diederik Samsom has been voted politician of the year by the Dutch parliamentary press for his role in restoring the PvdA’s fortunes.
Former finance minister Jan Kees de Jager was second in the competition due to his communication skills and prime minister Mark Rutte was third.
New defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert was given the title of ‘new talent’ of the year.
It is not clear how many journalists took part in the poll.
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