A person casts their election ballot in front of the Dutch flag - Credit: image: vepar5 / DepositPhotos
Friday, 5 February 2021 - 12:50
37 parties in parliamentary election; Post-war record
37 parties will be participating in the Netherlands' parliamentary election in March - a post-war record, the Electoral Council announced on Friday. 41 parties submitted a list of candidates, but four of them did not meet all the requirements, ANP reports.
The list numbers were also allocated by the Electoral Council. The parties that got a spot in parliament in the previous election got the first 13 numbers. A lottery determined the rest.
In the 2017 parliamentary election, 28 parties tried for seats in parliament. That was equal to the post-war record set in 1971 and matched in 1981. The absolute record is 53 parties in the 1922 parliamentary election.