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Rutte wins Dutch election: exit poll

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Prime minister's center-right party on course for victory, liberals post big gains.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is set to secure a fourth term after his party came first and gained parliamentary seats in this week’s general election, according to an initial exit poll.

Rutte’s center-right VVD is projected to win around 35 of the 150 seats in parliament — two seats more than it won in the 2017 election.

The social-liberal D66 party, part of the current four-party governing coalition, came second, winning 27 seats — a big jump from its current 19. Geert Wilders’ far-right Freedom Party is on course to win 17 seats, according to the exit poll by Ipsos for national broadcaster NOS.

Follow POLITICO’s live blog for rolling coverage of the Dutch election.

Source: POLITICO https://www.politico.eu/article/rutte-wins-dutch-election-exit-poll/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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