A Guide to the Dutch Elections

The Dutch elections feature the European version of Trudeau, a hardline Dutch version of Marine Le Pen, the current head of an extremely unpopular government who is polling at half of his weight back in 2012, a Christian Democrat who is suddenly considered as his more reliable alternative on the centre-right, and the evergreen pro-European progressive liberal. What is more, all the parties headed by these leaders currently average between 11% and 16% of the polls, making this the most uncertain election in years. The main electoral themes are social security, the pension age, healthcare, education, immigration and integration. Only to a much lesser extend the environment, Europe and the global geopolitics are being discussed during the campaign, as these items are not considered a priority by most voters.

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