Geert Wilders anti-Islam party PVV is set to debut in the European parliament with four seats, making it the Netherlands’ second biggest party according to Nos tv’s exit poll.
The exit poll puts the ruling Christian Democrats on five seats, compared with seven at present. Both Labour and the PVV are set to take four seats, the pro European Liberal Democrats D66 are forecast to triple their representation to three.
Labour won seven seats in the last election.
The Netherlands voted to fill 25 of the seats in the European parliament.
The exit poll puts the right-wing Liberals on three seats, the Socialists, Groenlinks, and orthodox Christian parties all on two seats each. The pro-animal PvdD is hovering around the one seat mark but too close to call, Nos commentators said.
The turnout in the Netherlands is put at around 40%, slightly more than at the last EU elections, and in line with opinion polls.
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