Thursday 18 August 2022

DutchNews podcast – The Spekkoek and Straciatella Edition

Photo: A J Luijten

It’s an election results special in this week’s podcast, as we discuss why local parties rule the roost, how D66 lost out in the cities, whether it can get any worse for Labour and who fared best of the newcomers, including Denk, the PVV and the Animal Rights Party. There’s also news of the ‘dragnet’ referendum, technological advances in football and death in the Oostvaardersplassen.

Local election special

GroenLinks and local parties are big election winners

How the parties fared in the DutchNews focus cities

Coalition challenges for GroenLinks after topping poll in Amsterdam

Groep De Mos pull off surprise win in The Hague


Referendum set for narrow ‘no’ vote

Dead sea eagle was hit by wind turbine


KNVB approves video referees for next league season

Discussion: Local elections

The votes have been counted, now the coalition building can begin

What the papers said about the local election results

Wilders breaks through with a whimper, not a bang

Threats, carjackings and ballot boxes: the chequered career of Paul de Jong of the Bredase Stadspartij (Omroep Brabant, Dutch)

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