Dutch News readers voted for a two-party centre-left coalition in the website’s online poll, with the GroenLinks/PvdA alliance taking 40% of the vote, followed by the right-wing VVD on just over 13% and D66 on just under 13%.
The results mean the alliance and D66 could form a majority government between them. In the Netherlands as a whole, three or four parties will be required to control 76 of the 150 seats in the lower house of parliament.
The far-right PVV, which scored 25% nationwide and wants a halt to all immigration as well as a Nexit, would also be the party of choice for 10% of DN poll participants.
“The poll is not statistically representative, but nearly 2,700 people did take part,” said Dutch News editor Robin Pascoe. “Some 20% of participants told us they did vote in practice. And the results show that the international community, including those who actually voted, thinks very differently to the Dutch in general.
Pieter Omtzigt’s NSC can count on 5% support among DN voters, followed by Volt on 4% and the SP and BIJ1 on just under 3%. No other party topped the 2% threshold.
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