EU elections: online advice tips small parties

Smaller political parties such as the Liberal Democratic party D66, anti-immigration PVV, left-wing greens GroenLinks and orthodox Christians are the big winners on online voting advice websites, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

On, where 360,000 people have filled in their details, D66 has emerged as the most popular party, with 16% of the vote. GroenLinks and the PVV have attracted some 15%. The ChristenUnie/SGP slate has had barely 1% support.
Established parties such as the Christian Democrats and Labour hover around 7%.
But on, a joint venture between newspaper Trouw and Amsterdam’s Free University, ChristenUnie/SGP is the big winner, largely because of its standpoint on moral and ethical issues, the paper says.
Meanwhile, several thousand Dutch nationals who live abroad may not be able to vote because they failed to fill in their overseas voting papers properly. Some 42,000 Dutch nationals have applied to vote by post in next week’s EU parliamentary elections.

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