Exit Polls for Dutch Election: Mark Rutte’s VVD party on track to win most seats, Geert Wilders and his party distant second

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Right-wing populist leader Geert Wilders gestures as he talks to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, during a national televised debate

Right-wing populist leader Geert Wilders gestures as he talks to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, during a national televised debate CREDIT: AP

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Exit polls: Prime Minister Mark Rutte wins most seats in the parliamentary election

Exit polls have shown that Mr Rutte’s VVD party will win 31 of 150 seats in today’s parliamentary election, compared to 19 seats for 3 other parties, including that of Mr Wilders. Weeks or months of coalition talks are expected to follow.

The exit poll was conducted at 43 of the 9,300 polling stations across the country. It had a margin of error of two percentage points.

 

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Wilders and Rutt voting earlier today

Watch | Mark Rutte and Geert Wilders vote in the Dutch general election

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Polls to close at 8pm GMT (9PM in the Netherlands)

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Dutch elections, where the hard-right anti-Islam Geert Wilders is aiming for a strong showing against Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD.

Recent polls showed Mr Wilders  running just behind Mr Rutte, but turnout has been unusually high – 43% of voters had gone to the polls by 14:45 GMT compared with 37% at 2012’s election, according to local reports.

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One Response to “Exit Polls for Dutch Election: Mark Rutte’s VVD party on track to win most seats, Geert Wilders and his party distant second”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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