Financial row hits TON’s popularity

The row about party finances has hit Rita Verdonk’s new political party’s popularity, according to the latest Maurice de Hond poll.

The former immigration minister’s party TON would now win 18 seats if there was a general election tomorrow, compared with 22 a week ago.
Verdonk and her former advisor Ed Sinke are embroiled in a dispute over money.
Geert Wilders’ anti immigration PVV and the free-market Liberals would both gain two seats, the poll shows.
The appointment of Agnes Kant as new leader of the Socialist Party boosts the party’s performance from 16 to 18 seats. It has 25 in the current parliament.
Support for the Labour party continues to fall. It now stands on 16 seats. The Christian Democrats are still by far the biggest party with 32 seats.

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