Vote totals show ruling VVD still largest party

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All votes have been counted and the final results show that the VVD remains the largest party in the Netherlands with 15.8 percent of the Votes. The CDA came in close second with 14.7 percent. The party that suffered the most loss of support is the PvdA, which went from 17.3 percent in 2011 to only 10 percent. The D66 gained the most support - from 8.3 to 12.3 percent. The turnout for the election was 47 percent, compared to 56 percent four years ago.

For the Eerste Kamer the results mean that the VVD remains the largest party with 13 seats, followed by the CDA with 12 seats and the D66 with 10. The PVV ended up losing only one seat, instead of the two predicted last night, leaving them with 9 seats. That is the same number of seats that the SP has, who gained a seat.

The PvdA suffered some heavy losses, going from 14 seats to 8 seats, placing them as the 6th largest party in the Senate. GroenLinks went from 5 to 4 seats. ChristenUnie gained a seat and goes from 2 to 3. The SGP, PvdD and 50Plus each went from 1 seat to 2 and the OSF remained on 1.

The seat distribution in the Eerste Kamer is still only a projection, as the Senate will only be eleced in May by the members of the Provincial Council.

Party Vote % 2015 Seats won 2011 Seats won 2015 Difference
VVD 15.8% 16 13 -3
CDA 14.7% 11 12 +1
D66 12.3% 5 10 +5
PVV 11.7% 10 9 -1
SP 11.6% 8 9 +1
PvdA 10.0% 14 8 -6
GroenLinks 5.3% 5 4 -1
ChristenUnie 4.0% 2 3 +1
PvdD 3.4% 1 2 +1
50Plus 3.4% 1 2 +1
SGP 0.7% 1 2 +1
OSF 1 1 0

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