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Overview[edit | edit source]

General elections were held in the Netherlands from 15 to 17 March 2021 to elect all 150 members of the 150 member House of Representatives.

Background[edit | edit source]

The election had originally been scheduled to take place on 17 March. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government decided to open some polling stations two days in advance to ensure safe voting for elderly and immunocompromised citizens. Citizens aged 70 years or older were also given the opportunity to vote by post.

The result[edit | edit source]

  1. 35 VVD
  2. 23 D66
  3. 17 PVV
  4. 15 CDA
  5. 9 SP
  6. 9 PvdA
  7. 8 GL
  8. 8 FvD
  9. 6 PvdD
  10. 20 Others

Mark Rutte of the WD won for the 3rd time!

Political record making[edit | edit source]

The Third Rutte cabinet was inaugurated after the longest coalition formation in Dutch history, with 225 days between the election and swearing in of the cabinet.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Dutch_general_election
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56436297
  3. https://www.australiantimes.co.uk/news/dutch-elections-mark-rutte-wins-another-term-but-fragmented-results-mask-continuing-popularity-of-the-far-right/
  4. https://www.politico.eu/article/4-dutch-general-election-takeaways-mark-rutte/
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Dutch_general_election
  6. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/actueel/nieuws/2020/10/30/vervroegd-stemmen-wordt-mogelijk-bij-tweede-kamerverkiezingen-2021
  7. https://nos.nl/artikel/2354424-ollongren-wil-verkiezingen-uitsmeren-over-15-16-en-17-maart.html
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