Local elections 2018: D66 has narrow lead in The Hague, poll shows

A new poll suggests D66 will emerge as the biggest party on a highly-fragmented city council in The Hague after the March 21 vote.

The I&O research gives the Liberal Democrats seven seats on the 45-seat city council and puts the populists of Groep de Mos and the left-wing greens of GroenLinks both at six.

The VVD is on target to win six and the anti-Islam PVV, four. That is down three on the seven seats the party took in 2014.

Earlier polls show the environment is the main priority for voters, followed by healthcare and housing. D66, GroenLinks and PvdA want to ban vans and older cars from the city centre’s environmental protection zone, which currently applies to lorries, while the VVD and CDA are opposed.

GroenLinks and D66 have also called for the council to invest in offshore wind farms. Most parties, with the exception of the PVV, say newbuild housing needs to be greener and more energy efficient.

The Hague election information

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