Labour leads in Netherlands, support for Wilders’ party drops

The Labour Party (PvdA) is the most popular political organization in the Netherlands, according to a poll by Maurice de Hond. A prospective tally of seats shows that the PvdA would secure 33 seats in next month’s election to the Second Chamber.

The People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) is in second place with 30 seats, followed by the governing Christian-Democratic Appeal (CDA) with 27, the far-right Party for Freedom (PvdV) with 18 seats, and the Democrats 66 (D66) with 12. Support is lower for the Green Left (GL), the Socialist Party (SP), the Christian Union (CU), the Reformed Political Party (SGP), and the Party for the Animals (PvdD).

In June 2009, the PvdV – which has gained notoriety due to the stance on immigration of its leader, Geert Wilders – won four of the 25 Dutch seats in the European Parliament.

Angus Reid Global Monitor, 29 April 2010