D66-leader Alexander Pechtold happily congratulated his party on the win in Utrecht. "Today it was proven that D66 is a party that takes chances", he said.
Municipal councils throughout the country got an extreme makeover at the local elections Wednesday. The CDA is still the biggest party, but the PvdA and the VVD have had to swallow big losses as they saw their leading positions slip away in many places.
Maurice de Hond, Dutch pollster, has revealed that the D66 becoming the biggest party in The Hague. An opinion poll shows that the D66 is winning two seats, and comes out at eight seats in total. The PVV and the PvdA are both losing, stuck at seven seats.
Dutch pollster Maurice de Hond is predicting the D66 to be the biggest party in Amsterdam for municipal council elections on Wednesday.
PVV frontrunner in The Hague, Leon de Jong, walked out of an AD Omroep West election debate Friday night because of jokes coming from comedian and AD-columnist Sjaak Bral.
Amsterdam alderman Pieter Hilhorst (Finances) came under fire at the municipal council on Thursday because of his lack of clarity on how a new university in Amsterdam will be paid for by the board of directors.
State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven (VVD) has gotten away with the deal he made in his earlier function as public prosecutor with drug baron Cees H.
It has now come to light that ex-minister Els Borst could have been dead for two days before she was found next to her car by her friends last month.
Election time means tensions can run high, as political parties compete to best each other on the campaign trail.
The VVD and PvdA might face a big defeat at the upcoming municipal council elections on the 19th of March, as a study reveals that local parties are popular this year.
D66 is turning to the popular dating service Grindr, to curry LGBT-voter favor for the municipal council elections on 19 March.
The cabinet will not send delegates to the Paralympics in Sochi due to the current situation in Ukraine.
The PvdA is losing voter interest among immigrants, many of whom are moving over to the D66 instead, a study shows.
The House of Parliament will discuss a bill on Monday that proposes a fierce lowering of yearly pension savings.
MPs of the major parties in the House of Parliament are concerned about the expected low voter turnout at the municipal council election on the 19th of March.
The police in Bilthoven are doing "additional investigation" at the home of ex-minister Els Borst.
Prompted by a request from D66 MP, Stientje van Veldhoven, for a debate concerning the chaos on the tracks around The Hague and Rotterdam, State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure will have to answer to parliament soon.
Police have found no signs of a burglary at the home of deceased Minister of State, Els Borst, announced a police spokesperson Tuesday on Opsporing Verzocht. Another spokesperson, Bernhard Jens, confirmed this morning on Radio M Utrecht police are almost certain Borst's home was not burglarized.
The mobile unit found several objects in the forest near the home of Els Borst in Bilthoven yesterday, which could provide further details in the ongoing investigation of her death, a spokesperson for the Police said.
The PVV, with Geert Wilders as party leader, is steadily gaining votes, according to the latest poll among 900 Dutch, by TNS Nipo, a Dutch research agency.
Minister Plasterk has only just survived a critical debate in Parliament, but he's out of the frying pan and into the fire now as he is once again involved in a complicated and sensitive issue.
Social liberal party D66 halted all political campaigning until Tuesday to commemorate party members Els Borst and Ernst Bakker, who both passed away, announced national campaign leader, Kees Verhoeven, Thursday.
Police investigators are calling on anyone who spoke to or saw former minister Els Borst after she left the D66 congress in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on Saturday, to contact them. Detectives are trying to retrace what exactly happened to Borst.
Results of the investigation have led to police to believe the death of former minister Els Borst was a crime. After piecing together all evidence and test results the forensic team can safely conclude that Borst did not die from natural causes or an accident.