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DSD…..Dutch Elections…Part #2

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Projected State of the Dutch Parties after the ruling Christian Democrats fall to fourth place behind the Liberals, Labour and the far right (anti-Islamic) Freedom Party.

150 is the number of seats in the Dutch Parliament

76 would form a majority.

31 VVD (centre-right liberals)
30 PvdA (Dutch Labour Party)
24 PVV (Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party)
21 CDA (Christian Democratic Appeal)

15 SP (Socialist Party)
10 GroenLinks (GreenLeft)
10 D66 (Democrats 66)

5 ChristenUnie (Christian Union)
2 SGP (Protestant party)
2 Partij voor de Dieren (Party for the Animals)

0 Trots op Nederland (Proud of the Netherlands)

See: http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/liberal-vvd-party-wins-historic-dutch-election

[Published on : 9 June 2010 – 10:01pm | By John Tyler]

with interesting party symbols and a pie chart as well as a layman’s summary of the parties and possible coalitions.

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DSD…..The Dutch Elections…..

From Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s web site:

http://www.rnw.nl/english/bulletin/station-voting-a-success-says-dutch-railways” Station voting a success, says Dutch Railways

Published on 9 June 2010 – 10:23pm

Thousands of Dutch voters used Wednesday’s opportunity to vote in the country’s parliamentary elections at a railway station. According to a representative for Dutch Railways, at least 40,000 people cast their votes at polling booths located in 45 of the country’s railway stations.

At Utrecht’s Central Station, such long lines formed that organisers not only had to set up an extra table to handle all the voters, but also employ a private security guard to ensure that everything remained orderly. At Amsterdam’s Central Station, there was still a long queue as late as 20:00.

Voting at railway stations has taken place before, but only on a small scale. Dutch Railways called the action a success and said it would offer voters the chance to vote at stations in all future elections.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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