Provincial elections: what happened in the provinces?

12 Dutch provincesAlthough Wednesday’s elections will eventually determine the make-up of the senate, their main purpose was to elect the members of the 12 provincial councils.

The VVD is the outright biggest party in six provinces and level with D66 in two (Drenthe and Utrecht). The CDA are the biggest party in four provinces, where it traditionally does well.

The Socialists dominate in Groningen, where the earthquakes and natural gas extraction were the main issue in the campaign.

The anti-Islam PVV has lost controlĀ  in Geert Wilders’ home territory of Limburg.

The number of seats each party will have is still being calculated. Once this has been finalised, the biggest party in each province will take the lead in putting together a new coalition.

Biggest parties: SP, Labour, CDA, D66

Biggest parties: CDA, Labour, VVD, SP

Biggest parties: VVD/Labour (level), CDA, SP

Biggest parties: CDA, VVD, SP, Labour

Biggest parties: VVD, PVV, CDA, SP

Noord Holland
Biggest parties: VVD, D66, Labour, PVV

Zuid Holland
Biggest parties: VVD, PVV, D66, CDA

Biggest parties: VVD/D66 (level), CDA, Labour

Biggest parties: VVD, CDA, D66, SP

Noord Brabant
Biggest parties: VVD, CDA, SP, PVV

Biggest parties: CDA, VVD, SGP, SP

Biggest parties: CDA, PVV, SP, VVD

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