With just under four weeks to go before the European parliamentary elections, the right-wing VVD and pro-Nexit Forum voor Democratie are neck and neck, according to a new poll by television current affairs show EenVandaag and research bureau Ipsos.
The Netherlands has 26 seats in the European parliament, and both the VVD and Forum are on target to take five in the May 23 vote, the new poll shows.
Forum, which emerged as the winner of the provincial elections in March, will debut in the European parliament after the elections while the VVD’s tally of five is up two on its current total.
The Christian Democrats were the big winners in the vote in 2014, taking five seats, but are now on target to win three. The pro-Nexit PVV and pro-Europe D66 are both likely to see their seat total halved to two. GroenLinks will add one seat to take three.
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