170209 Dutch General Elections | the bigger risk lies in the formation period

170209 Dutch General Elections | the bigger risk lies in the formation period

No. pages 15
Description

With the Dutch general elections coming up on March 15th, the question that has kept many busy is whether Mr Geert Wilders could become the first populist PM of a Western European country. In this report, we will explain the Dutch parliamentary system and try to shed some light on what to expect for the upcoming elections and thereafter

Contents
  •  Summary and Conclusions
  • The Netherlands first
  • Two 'chambers'
  • Political stability not what it used to be
  • Current composition of both 'chambers'
  • Fragmentation to continue
  • What are the polls telling us?
  • 60% still not sure what to vote
  • Prime time media debates expected to provide more clarity
  • Difficult to predict new coalition
  • Formation could be long and complicated
  • The bigger number of coalition parties, the less stable it may be
  • Wilders not the biggest risk factor; what will happen during the formation is

 

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