The 2023 general election: here’s what you need to know

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The Netherlands goes to the polls on November 22. Here’s a round-up of Dutch News background stories to help you make sense of it all.

Inburgering with DN: How the Dutch political system works
Inburgering with DN: the main political parties
Be in the know: how to follow Dutch News election coverage

Voting aids (Dutch only)

Manifesto summaries
GroenLinks/PvdA alliance needs to make a mark
BBB: Caroline van de Plas could be crucial
NSC: Pieter Omtzigt focuses on good governance
VVD: Dilan Yesilgöz focuses on curbing all immigration
Progressive D66 wants to build a circular economy
Volt: Only comfortable in a pro-European setting
The PvdD wants to slash livestock numbers
The SP wants to reverse healthcare cuts
The CDA wants a fair deal for working families and farmers
PVV: Geert Wilders says no to immigration and the EU
ChristenUnie focuses on health, families and poverty

Interviews by Gordon Darroch
BBB’s Hans Vermeer : The whole peak polluters policy has been decisively debunked
ChristenUnie’s Don Ceder: We’re not against labour migration, but the balance has skewed
D66’s Mpanzu Bamenga: It shouldn’t matter who you are: everyone deserves a future
CDA’s Eline Vedder: If I feel something is unjust, I want to do something about it

The big issues
What’s all the fuss about housing in the Netherlands?
What’s all the fuss about the far right in the Netherlands?
What’s all the fuss about immigration?
Eindhoven internationals get serious about Dutch politics

Columns and opinion
Chandlers Law and the Dutch election
Alienating foreigners won’t do the new government any favours
Get rid of this unfair tax break to solve the housing crisis
It’s party time in the Netherlands, and again and again and again
NL must treat EU workers well or face the consequences

What the foreign press say
How to watch the Dutch elections like a pro: Politico
A centre-right maverick, Pieter Omtzigt, could win the Dutch election: The Economist
Pieter Omtzigt: the Netherlands outsider whose politics is firmly in the centre: The Guardian
Ahead of Dutch elections, food banks highlight the cost-of-living crisis, a major campaign theme: Associated Press
Will Frans Timmermans be the next Dutch PM on Wednesday? EUobserver
Dutch election promises new era and shake-up in politics: BBC

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