All three partners in the current coalition government would now lose seats if an election was held today, according to the latest Maurice de Hond opinion poll.
Sunday’s poll sees the orthodox Christian party ChristenUnie (CU), the smallest party in the coalition, lose support for the first time. The CU would win five seats if an election was held now, one less than it actually has.
The other two partners, the Christian Democrat party (CDA) and Labour, would lose seven and 17 MPs in a new election, bringing their totals to 34 and 16 respectively.
The poll also indicates that the opposition right-wing Liberal VVD party would win more seats than Labour if an election was held now. This is the first time since 2002 that the VVD has overtaken Labour in the poll.
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