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Status: 06.06.2024 23:32

In the Netherlands, the European elections are anticipated to be shut: in response to forecasts, the Social Democrats and the Greens are within the lead, with Wilders' right-wing populist PVV simply behind.

In the Netherlands, in response to post-election polls, the red-green alliance of Social Democrats and Greens is main within the European elections forward of the get together of right-wing populist Geert Wilders.

According to the survey by broadcaster NOS, the red-green alliance of the social democratic Labour Party and GroenLinks has eight of the 31 seats, whereas Wilders' nationalist PVV get together has seven. He didn’t even make it into parliament within the final European elections; the Social Democrats had secured six seats and the Greens three.

Wilders for exceptions for EUEnvironmental rules

Wilders had solely agreed with three different events to type a authorities within the Netherlands in mid-May, after elections had already been held in November. He had lengthy advocated the Netherlands leaving the EU, however then modified his thoughts.

The right-wing populist is now calling for a big lower within the Dutch contribution to the EU price range and exemptions for his nation from EU migration and environmental rules. He desires to affix a bunch of different right-wing events, such because the French Marine Le Pen and the Italian Giorgia Meloni.

373 million Europeans referred to as to vote

Until Sunday, round 373 million individuals within the 27 EU states can determine on the composition of the 720-seat European Parliament. In Germany, 16- and 17-year-olds are additionally allowed to vote for the primary time. In most nations, together with Germany, voting takes place on Sunday. In Estonia, residents have been in a position to forged their votes over six days since Monday, however the Netherlands are the primary EU nation to start out with a single voting day.

Voting will happen in Ireland and the Czech Republic on Friday, and in Latvia, Malta and Slovakia on Saturday. Italy will vote on Saturday and Sunday. The final polling stations in Italy will shut at 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Ludger Kazmierczak, ARD The Hague, tagesschau, 06.06.2024 23:43