PVV and GroenLinks-PvdA neck and neck in final EU election poll

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The far-right PVV and the GroenLinks-PvdA alliance are level-pegging at eight seats each on the final day of campaigning ahead of Thursday’s European elections.

The poll for EenVandaag and Ipsos I&O shows it is too close to call between the two parties and that several others may find themselves out of Europe altogether. In addition, almost half the voters said they had not yet made up their minds who to support.

The poll, which has a one-seat margin of error, reflects the expansion in Dutch representation from 26 to 31 seats, following Brexit.

The PVV has no seats in Europe at the moment and the alliance has nine, six for the PvdA and three for GroenLinks.

The poll suggests the VVD, which currently has five MEPs will keep five, while the CDA and D66 will both win two. Newcomer NSC could also pick up two seats.

BBB, SP, Volt and the Partij voor de Dieren are all polling one seat while ChristenUnie, SGP and far right Forum voor Democratie are unlikely to get enough votes to win a seat at all.

The poll also shows 45% of voters are still undecided. In 2019, only 42% of voters actually cast their ballot.

Voting starts at 7.30 am and ends at 9 pm, when the IPSOS exit poll will be published. The actual Dutch results will not be known until Sunday or Monday, when most of the rest of the 27 member states are voting.

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