elections

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
May 21 '14 21:49

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is being attacked by opposition party Members of Parliament over his issuance of a formal statement about what the Dutch representatives in European government should prioritize. Rutte, a member of the VVD conservative party, made comments directly opposed by the agenda of his government coalition partner, the leftist PvdA.

Geert Wilders
May 14 '14 16:09

PVV-leader Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen called off their collective campaign for election to European Parliament last month, according to news magazine Vrij Nederland.

Geurt Bagchus
May 7 '14 11:58

The D66 in the European Parliament wants to introduce a European-wide AMBER Alert to find missing children as efficiently as possible. This was proposed by frontrunner Sophie 't Veld during a European election debate in Maastricht earlier this month.

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May 7 '14 10:16

The Jewish community's lobbying group, CIDI, is critical of PVV-leader Geert Wilders, saying that he is doing what he insisted he never would, to be in the same boat as right wing extremist groups in the run-up to the European Parliamentary elections later this month.

Lucas Hartong
Apr 24 '14 15:31

European Parliamentarian and predicted frontrunner for the PVV, Lucas Hartong, pulled his candidacy for the upcoming elections because he doesn't want to work together with 'bad characters' from extremist parties such as the French National Front and the Austrian FPÖ.

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Apr 14 '14 08:15

A poll from Maurice de Hond shows that the D66 would be the biggest party if the Parliamentary elections were held now. The party now effectively has 12 seats in Parliament.

Mar 28 '14 17:13

At his weekly press conference, Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) continued his criticism of PVV leader Geert Wilders over Wilders' calls to reduce the Moroccan population in the Hague. Rutte told reporters that, "A boundary has been crossed," and the government will not cooperate with the PVV unless Wilders apologizes for his remarks.

Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
Mar 28 '14 10:42

A municipal council member from The Hague who wanted to mention Allah while swearing his oath of office was reprimanded by mayor Van Aartsen.

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Mar 13 '14 07:45

A PvdA frontrunner, Osman Suna, is suspected of being implicated in voter fraud. PvdA leader Diederik Samsom has voiced that Suna shouldn't come back, De Telegraaf reports.

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Mar 12 '14 17:44

Mayor Jan Hamming of the Brabant municipality Heusden is going to file a police report about the illegal recruiting of votes, announced a City spokesperson, after they City picked up on signals.

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Mar 2 '14 08:02

A former PVV politician from The Hague who once helped produce a film depicting Islam as evil and extreme, Arnoud van Doorn sings a totally different tune these days.

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Feb 16 '14 04:32

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.

Pirate Party
Feb 9 '14 08:39

Erwin Lensink, known as the 'tea light holder thrower' is on the list of candidates from the Pirate Party, up for upcoming election to the Municipality council in Nijmegen.

LeefbaarAmsterdam
Jan 16 '14 18:33

Police in Noord Holland arrested two people suspected of embezzling €224,000 from political party Leefbaar Amsterdam. Investigators carried out searches "in several places in Amsterdam," police said on Thursday.

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Dec 12 '13 13:16

Voters in the Dutch Caribbean islands have started receiving their registration forms this week for the election of Dutch members of the European Parliament.

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Nov 14 '13 04:45

CDA and PvdA are pleased with the results of the mid-term municipal elections. The Labour Party did well in Friesland and became the largest party in Heerenveen and Leeuwarden . The Christian Democrats won the election in Alphen

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Mar 22 '13 08:41

The rise of the 50Plus party has come to an end in the Politieke Barometer.

According to this poll, by investigation bureau Ipsos, the party of Henk Krol would get 16 seats in parliament if elections were held today. Though that is significantly more than the two seats the party has now, it is three less than the outcome of the same poll given two weeks ago.

The PVV benefits most from the decline in the results for the 50Plus, jumping from 18 seats two weeks ago, to 20 seats in the poll now.

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