A record 1,024 local issue parties are taking part in this year’s local council elections on March 19.
This is up 18% on four years ago, Nos television says. At the same time, the number of national party local lists has shrunk from 1,974 to 1,895.
Noord-Brabant has most local parties – they account for 45% of the ballot paper. In Groningen, just 21% of the ballot paper is made up of local and single issue parties.
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