If former immigration minister Rita Verdonk sets up her own political party now that she has been thrown out of the Liberal VVD, she could count on 27 seats in parliament, according to a TNS Nipo poll.
The VVD currently has 22 MPs. The poll shows that the VVD would lose seven seats to Verdonk and the popularity of Geert Wilder’s anti-Islam party would almost halve.
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