Sport, dogs and pensioners: Welcome to Dutch politics

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 21 November 2023 ()
Dutch voters will have a bewildering array of choice when they enter polling stations for a crunch general election on November 22. No fewer than 26 parties will be on the ballot in most regions -- a totally different prospect from the United States, France or Britain for example, where voters select from only a handful of options. Polls suggest the centre-right VVD, the upstart NSC or the left-wing Green-Social Democrat coalition is likely to come out on top. But here's the AFP guide through the alphabet soup of Dutch politics, looking at five of the more unusual parties.

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