Geert Wilders is the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands. According to the latest opinion polls, the PVV not only remains the most popular Dutch party, but has increased its lead even further.
The PVV sent out this notice yesterday:
PVV biggest party in the Netherlands!
The PVV party again won 3 seats in the latest poll from today. Wilders was judged the winner of the most important debate of the week — the opening of the parliamentary year — both by professionals and by the people.
Where the PVV had a virtual 22 of the 150 seats a few weeks ago, the party now polls at 29, and is as big as the two governing coalition parties VVD and PvdA combined. Here are the numbers:
A key to the acronyms for the Dutch political parties is below the jump.
|VVD||People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy|
|Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie|
|Partij van de Arbeid|
|PVV||Party for Freedom|
|Partij voor de Vrijheid|
|Classical liberal, Islam-critical
|Left-wing populists, former Maoists, to the left of communists
|CDA||Christian Democratic Appeal|
|Christian democrats, center-right
|Politieke Partij Democraten 66|
|Centrist social liberals
|Christian Democrats, left-wing, only “conservative” in being ostensibly religious
|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|
|For The Netherlands|
|Classical liberal party