- The Dutch voters seem to have made a choice against populism, pro-Europe, pro-sustainability and pro a market economy
- PM Rutte’s VVD by far the biggest party and will be in the lead forming new cabinet
- The Greens with their young popular leader Jesse Klaver biggest winner and obvious candidate for new government
- Christian Democrats (CDA) and left-wing liberals of D66 also in winning mood with plusses of six and seven seats, respectively
- Eurosceptic Wilders’ PVV gains 5 seats, considerably less than polls had suggested earlier. The PVV becomes the second largest party..
- Devastating loss for labour party PvdA
- Heart of new cabinet likely to be formed by VVD, CDA, D66
- Most likely is that the Greens as biggest winner by seats will be the first option to join the government as fourth party
- An alternative might be a coalition of the three core parties plus the Christen Unie (CU, social Christians), perhaps supported by one or more smaller parties
- New cabinet will be centrist
- A referendum about a ‘Nexit’ can be ruled out at least during the life of the new government
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The results presented in this publication are based on 96% of all votes counted. Small changes remain possible.
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