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Dutch Socialist defenders of welfare state leading polls

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Electoral Instability is a common feature of European Union states ravaged by austerity –

Holland is no exception.

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Socialist Party Might Have Biggest Dutch Parliamentary Group After September Elections

Dutch Socialist defenders of welfare state leading polls

Alex de Jong, Bertil Videt


After having agreed to numerous austerity attacks, Geert Wilders’ far right PVV suddenly withdrew its support to the right-wing coalition, and left the Netherlands without a government in April. The Socialist Party is doing remarkably well in polls and might become the biggest party after elections in September. In Netherlands, as elsewhere on the continent, traditional politics is being stirred by opposition to harsh austerity measures, which are being felt hard by ordinary people. Read the rest of this entry »