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Rutte is losing majority in the Senate
In the regional elections in the Netherlands, the right-wing populists come from the Forum for democracy of about 13 percent. The party of Geert Wilders, a against losses. The government of the right-wing liberal Prime Minister Mark Rutte suffers a heavy defeat. Substantial gains in the Green. the

In the Netherlands has to accept the center-Right coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the regional elections is a significant defeat. According to initial forecasts, on the basis of surveys conducted among voters of the right-wing populist Forum for democracy in the big election winner. The government lost its majority in the First chamber of the Parliament. This is comparable to the German Bundesrat.

reached so far, neither in the chamber nor in the regional parliaments represented the Forum of the forecast, according to second place straight away. The Anti-immigration party took around 13% of the votes. The party of Thierry Baudet, who is also clearly anti-European and a climate-reject policy, will force in some regions, even the strongest. Significant losses suffered against the Anti-Islam party For freedom of Geert Wilders. Strong gains, the green party.

The election was overshadowed by the violence in Utrecht

The Dutch chose the 570 members of their regional parliaments, and certain it also, indirectly, the composition of the First chamber. The right-wing liberal VVD of Prime Rutte had to accept losses, and probably remains about 16 percent of the strongest force. Stronger its coalition partner lost. The loss of the majority in the First chamber of the Parliament is rated Rutte as a significant weakening for the government. She is now dependent on the support of the Opposition to the law project.

The election had been overshadowed by the fatal shooting in Utrecht. On Monday, a man was shot and killed in a tram, three people and three more seriously injured. The police does not exclude a terrorist motive. The main suspect, a 37-year-old Turkish-born man. The Chairman of the forum for democracy and the freedom party had made the government parties for the shooting death of co-responsibility, and a direct reference to immigration.

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