Record numbers contest election

A record number of 26 parties are taking part in the November 22 general election, the election council said today. The last election was contested by 19. Some 70 parties had originally registered to enter the political fray but most failed to get the necessary 570 signatures.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation