Official election results are in: VVD at 34 seats, D66 at 24
The official election results are in, and they are the same as the final ANP prognosis. The VVD is the largest party with 34 seats in parliament, followed by the D66 with 24. There are four new parties in the Tweede Kamer - Volt and JA21 with three seats each, and BBB and BIJ1 with one each.
Now that the electoral council determined the results, the Tweede Kamer Credentials Committee must confirm them and check that all elected candidates meet the conditions to be parliamentarians. The new MPs will be sworn in on March 31.
Officially, 10,422,852 people voted in the election, placing turnout at 78.7 percent, a bit below the estimated 82.6 percent expected based on exit polling from research firm Ipsos. It was also below the 81.9 percent who voted in 2017.
Despite mail-in balloting errors, and accusations of vote-rigging against FvD leader Thierry Baudet, the Electoral Council said that overall the election process went well. "There were no incidents in the vast majority of polling stations," said Wim Kuijken, the council's chair. "No mistakes were made that would impact the seat distribution."
|Party||Parliamentary seats 2021||Difference from 2017|
|VOLT||3||new to parliament|
|JA21||3||new to parliament|
|BIJ1||1||new to parliament|
|BBB||1||new to parliament|