The pro-farmers BBB is on target to win 31% of the vote in the rural province of Overijssel, according to the NOS exit poll.
The party would then take 17 seats on the provincial council – with the CDA, VVD and GroenLinks all in joint second place with four seats each.
Caroline van der Plas, founder of BBB, said the results are ‘indescribable’. ‘We have worked hard,’ she said. ‘We are going to ensure the farmers and the countryside have a future.’
The CDA, whose vote halved, is traditionally the biggest party in the farming province.
Newcomers Volt and JA21 are also set to debut in the provincial council, while the pro-animal PvdD has doubled its support to two.
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