Final day of voting in the Netherlands: what can we expect?

Over the previous two days, roughly 1,600 polling stations had been open all through the Netherlands to allow susceptible individuals to vote on this yr’s common elections. As we speak, all 9,200 stations will open for the ultimate day of voting. 

Monday and Tuesday noticed 12% of the Dutch inhabitants solid their votes (not together with postal votes.) As we speak, nearly all of the inhabitants will resolve the end result of the Home of Representatives elections.

No drastic outcomes anticipated

It’s anticipated that the Dutch authorities is not going to see a drastic reshuffle of energy. Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s social gathering, the VVD (The Individuals’s Get together for Freedom and Democracy) is more likely to emerge profitable but once more.

Nevertheless, the social gathering will see its energy drop barely, with polls estimating that the VVD will receive two much less seats than it estimated per week in the past. In the meantime, D66 (Democrats 66), led by Sigrid Kaag, is slowly gaining energy with three extra seats anticipated to come back their means.

A contest for second place

Whereas there is no such thing as a neck and neck race to watch within the bid for first place on this common election, the second place spot is unknown at this level.

In line with three totally different polling guides (Kantar, I&O Analysis and IPSOS/EenVandaag), D66, PVV (Get together for Freedom) and CDA (The Christian Democratic Attraction) are all second place potentials.

Particular preparations

The federal government have introduced in varied coronavirus measures for voters. At polling stations, pencils, voting cubicles and tables will probably be cleaned usually and screens are positioned between voters and employees on the stations.

Over 70’s had been capable of vote through publish this yr. Nevertheless, resulting from lack of readability, many aged voters forgot to surround their voting move of their postal vote. If this was the case, they could nonetheless go to polling stations immediately and recast their vote.

If they don’t really feel secure doing this, they could additionally select somebody to vote on their behalf on the station (so long as they’ve their voting move.)

The primary exit ballot will probably be launched by the NOS at 9PM.

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