Friday 14 May 2021

Just 20% of Dutch voters are interested in EU elections

Enthusiasm for the European elections is lacking in the Netherlands, with just 20% of voters saying they are interested in the May 22 vote, according to research by Ipsos.

Nevertheless, 82% of people are aware the elections take place later this month, the Ipsos survey found. Turnout at the last EU vote in 2009 was around 40% in the Netherlands.

The Dutch will elect 26 out of 766 members of the European parliament on May 22 but the results will not be published until Sunday when the polling stations close in other EU countries.

The Ispos poll says the two Liberal parties VVD and D66 will win most votes, followed by the anti-immigration PVV.

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