Labour party loses big in large Dutch cities; GroenLinks, DENK score

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The PvdA also lost a lot of support in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague during this election. GroenLinks performed very well in Amsterdam. And in Rotterdam and The Hague new party DENK scored better than the labor party, according to NOS. 

In Amsterdam the labor party took 8.4 percent of the votes, compared to 35.8 percent in 2012. GroenLinks is now the biggest party in the Dutch capital with 19.3 percent of the votes, 5.4 percent in 2012. The D66 and VVD also got more votes than the PvdA in Amsterdam. The voter turnout in the capital was 74.5 percent, compared to 69.9 percent in 2012.

In Rotterdam the PvdA is now the 7th largest party, with even newcomer DENK scoring better. The PvdA got 6.4 percent of the votes, compared to 32 percent in 2012. Th VVD is the largest party in Rotterdam with 16.4 percent of the votes, followed by the PVV with 16.1 percent. 72.6 percent of voters came to cast their vote in the city, compared to 62.6 percent in 2012. 

In Utrecht the PvdA dropped from the largest party to the 5th largest party, dropping from 29.6 percent of the votes in 2012 to 5.9 percent this year. The D66 is now the largest party in Utrecht with 22.2 percent of the votes, followed by GroenLinks, VVD and PVV. 83.9 percent of Utrecht residents voted in the election, compared to 76.2 percent in 2012. This means that Utrecht had the best voter turn out of the four large Dutch cities. 

The VVD is also the largest party in The Hague after the election, with 20.6 percent of the votes. The PvdA is in 7th place with only 6.5 percent of the votes, compared to 29.2 percent in 2012. Here too newcomer DENK managed to score better than the labor party, ith 7.1 percent of the votes. The voter turnout in The Hague was 72.2 percent, compared to 68.8 percent in 2012.