Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration party PVV would have won 11% of the votes at yesterday’s provincial government elections if it had taken part in the ballot, according to a Maurice de Hond poll commissioned by public broadcaster NOS.
The poll indicated that almost 70% of the people who voted for the PVV in the national election in November voted for the right-wing VVD yesterday.
Of the voters who backed the Christian Democrats in the parliamentary election, 16% defected to the VVD on Wednesday and Labour (PvdA) lost 12% of its support to the Socialist Party.
Today’s Financieele Dagblad reports that Wilders left his ballot blank yesterday as ‘a signal to The Hague elite that the gap between politics and the people is still huge’.
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