right to vote

Geert Wilders casts his vote in the municipal elections in Duindorp, The Hague, 21 March 2018
Apr 9 '18 12:40

Dutch citizens with dual nationality must lose their voting rights and must not be eligible for political positions in the Netherlands, according to PVV leader Geert Wilders. This is in the interests of "the Netherlands' survival", he said in an interview with the Telegraaf.

"The Netherlands is our country. It must be run by Dutch, who are elected by Dutch. By Dutch wo do not even have the appearance of double loyalty", he said to the newspaper. 

Feb 15 '17 09:55

A total of 12.9 million Dutch can vote in the parliamentary elections on March 15th, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday. That's 300 thousand more than in the previous parliamentary elections in 2012.

Basically everyone with Dutch nationality aged 18 years and older is allowed to vote in the parliamentary elections. In 2016 only 56 persons were denied the ability to vote due to the severity of a crime they committed, according to the statistics office.

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Sep 18 '14 21:19

Over 4 million Scotsmen will head to the polls today, holding the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands. After waiting 300 years for the chance to decide its own independence, voters will cast either a ‘No’ vote to remain united with Britain, or vote ‘Yes’ to gain independence, throwing off the shackles of their historic oppressors. Across the world, all eyes are turned to the highlands as Scotland takes what might be a gigantic leap into the future.

May 2 '14 09:58

Half of the voters who cast their ballots for the PvdA, and 37 percent who did so for the VVD in September 2012 regret voting the direction they did according to the political barometer published by research bureau Ipsos on Thursday.

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