In Germany calls picture the result of D66, the “big surprise” of this election. The newspaper reports that PVV leader Geert Wilders must now cede his second place in parliament to the van Kaag party. picture also notes that, according to forecasts, “three far-right parties” will collectively receive 27 seats in the House of Representatives. “A marked increase compared to 2017.”
Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party remains the most important in the Dutch elections, but the liberal left-wing D66 wins strongly, claims the Belgian VRT NWS online. “ Rutte wins the elections for the fourth time in a row with his VVD and is therefore almost certain that he will remain prime minister, ” sounds on the news site, which concludes that Rutte and Kaag’s parties appear to be the “ `big winners’.
The BBC correspondent said Kaag appears to have drawn left-wing voters behind her with her “ open and optimistic ” view. The broadcaster shares online a photo of the D66 leader jubilant on a table surrounded by members of her party. Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy also did better than expected, according to the BBC. They campaigned to end the lockdown. It was the only party to organize protests during the pandemic.
Nor did the VVD’s victory go unnoticed in the United States. In The New York Times Dutch journalist Thomas Erdbrink writes that Rutte is heading for a fourth term as prime minister. He explains that Rutte’s cabinet stumbled upon the benefits case earlier this year, but the affair afterwards did not play a major role during the campaign.