Labour rise in polls tails off

The Labour party, which is a partner in the current coalition government, appears to have come to the end of it sharp rise in popularity in opinion polls, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

Two weeks ago, Labour (PvdA) was set to win 36 seats but has now slipped back to 33 (the number of MPs it actually has in parliament), according to the lastest Synovate poll, the paper says.
Labour had dropped to as low as 17 seats in some polls. But its fortunes have been boosted by the strong performance of finance minister Wouter Bos during the on-going economic crisis.
Support for the anti-immigration PVV party has risen by two seats to 12 in the latest poll, three more than it currently has in parliament total. The Liberals (VVD) rose by one seat.

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