The Dutch Electoral Commission announced on Friday (26th) the results of the election of the second house of parliament (House of Representatives). The Liberal Democratic Party led by the caretaker Prime Minister Rutte won 34 of the 150 seats and continued to remain the largest party. status.
Local public opinion believes that Rutte, who has been prime minister of the Netherlands since 2010, may assume the responsibility of forming a cabinet for the fourth time.
Voting for this election ended on March 17, and 1579 candidates from 37 political parties participated in the competition. Before the election, the Sixth and Sixth Democratic Party, the Christian Democratic Alliance, and the Christian Alliance, which were jointly ruling with the Liberal Democratic Party, won 24, 15, and 5 seats respectively.
According to statistics from the Dutch Electoral Commission, 78.7% of the nearly 13.3 million registered voters participated in this year’s parliamentary elections.
News Agency reported that after the 2017 parliamentary elections, Rutte was elected prime minister of the Netherlands for the third time. On January 15 this year, due to a “childcare allowance incident” continued to ferment, Rutte led the cabinet to resign collectively. Since then, he has handled daily affairs as a caretaker prime minister.
The Dutch Parliament consists of one house (the Senate) and two houses (the House of Representatives). The main responsibility of the second house of the Dutch parliament is to legislate and supervise the administration of the cabinet. Since 1918, the members of the second house have adopted a proportional representation system for the list of political parties, which is elected every four years.