PVV: #1 in the Polls Again

We reported last month that the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV, led by Geert Wilders) had become the most popular party in the Netherlands. In the interim, however, it had slipped from the top. Now it has regained its #1 position, according to the latest poll.

The chart below shows each party in terms of how many seats it would hold in parliament if elections were held today. The current poll is in the fourth column, with last week’s results to the left, and 2012 figures to the left of that. As you can see, the PVV has gained three seats since last week, and twelve since 2012:

The PVV is the only major political party in the Netherlands that dares to criticize immigration and Islamization. For that reason, the public prosecutor is once again preparing a to put Geert Wilders on trial. In other words, the Dutch state is planning to prosecute the most popular political leader in the country for saying what millions of ordinary Dutch people agree with.

This is what passes for “democracy” in Modern Multicultural Europe.

Key to the parties:

VVD   People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy
    Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
PvdA   Labour Party
    Partij van de Arbeid
    Social democrats
PVV   Party for Freedom
    Partij voor de Vrijheid
    Classical liberal, Islam-critical
SP   Socialist Party
    Socialistische Partij
    Left-wing populists, former communists
CDA   Christian Democratic Appeal
    Christen-Democratisch Appèl
    Christian democrats, center-right
D66   Democrats 66
    Politieke Partij Democraten 66
    Centrist social liberals
CU   ChristianUnion
    Christian Democrats, social conservatives
GL   GreenLeft
    Environmentalism plus hard left
SGP   Reformed Political Party
    Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij
    Christian right, advocates a Christian theocracy
PvdD   Party for Animals
    Partij voor de Dieren
    Animal rights
50+   50PLUS
    Pensioners’ party
PPNL   Pirate Party of the Netherlands
    Piratenpartij Nederland
    Anti-copyright, transparent governance

9 thoughts on “PVV: #1 in the Polls Again

  1. Wouldn’t it be funny if Wilders’ party got into power, and the people who are coming after him now suddenly discovered that THEY were going to be held accountable for their crimes? By Mr. Wilders, on behalf of the Dutch public – the voters. The people they work for. That would be something of a reality check for these idiots.

  2. Nothing new there in the legal system in Holland then,
    How many times have they tried to put Geert away?
    Talk about extracting the urine!

  3. Why does Mr. Wilders come to the US and agree to so many speaking engagements on TV and in person?
    We can’t vote for him…
    While I completely agree with his position I wonder how it benefits him.

    • Well, during the time he was here…his party’s popularity increased by three seats! Maybe he knows something we don’t! 😉

  4. I assume that in the Dutch electoral system, the party that receives the most votes is given the first opportunity to form a government. (??) Or, is it the party that seems most likely to be able to form a coalition, based upon how the seats/mandates are distributed or concentrated along the political spectrum??

    In either case, I don’t see how in current circumstances our Wilders’ PVV would be in position to lead a government unless (until) they are able to secure something approaching a majority of 75+1 seats. At 70 seats or so, perhaps one of the smaller niche parties would be willing to enter a coalition to form a government; but, I don’t expect that any of the larger parties would be will to join with the PVV.

    Hence, my sense is that the likelihood of PVV being part of any Netherlands government remains remote for the foreseeable future. And I don’t know how one does serve as an effective opposition within the Dutch House of Representatives/Tweede Kamer.

    Can anyone with knowledge of Dutch political system speak to these questions???

    • I meant to include above that, nevertheless, the poll results are really good news for Wilders and the counterjihad!! 🙂 🙂

    • Thats in general the case, Steven (biggest tries to form a government) but it’s not a rule.

      The King ( or queen) has the right- by law- to appoint somebody to form a government. Usually a member of the biggest party.

      76 seats would give a majority, 101 gives the power to change all laws.

      The only thing the PVV can do is grow big and make it damn hard for the rest (some 10 other parties in the tweede kamer) to form any stable government. The bigger the PVV is, the harder it gets for them.

      At the moment. Only the VVD and the SGP did not ban Wilders and the PVV. The rest all expressed- in one form or the other- they do not want to work together with what they consider “the enemy”.

      I consider the Netherland a two party land in disguise. 10 or more parties against the real opposition PVV.

      • Thanks, Patriot! It’s good news that the leading VVD has not ruled out working with Wilders! So, perhaps, with some growth in these two parties a ruling coalition is possible sometime in the future!

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