Political quirks

Below you find the last seven Political Quirks entries.

Party profiles — SGP and PvdD

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Party profiles, PvdD, SGP

There will be general elections next March, and the dozen-plus-a-few Dutch parties are preparing for them. It’s time for another series of party profiles. We’ll go in order from small to large according to the August 2020 polls.

Today we’ll continue with two polar opposite parties: ultra-orthodox SGP and animal-rights PvdD. It should be noted that farmers, in the traditional stuff-them-with-hormones-and-keep-then-in-mega-stables sense, are rather overrepresented among the SGP electorate, while they are the antithesis of all that the PvdD stands for.

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Party profiles — DENK

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DENK, Party profiles

There will be general elections next March, and the dozen-plus-a-few Dutch parties are preparing for them. It’s time for another series of party profiles. We’ll go in order from small to large according to the August 2020 polls.

Today we’ll continue with Denk, a party for non-white Dutch.

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Party profiles — 50Plus and PvdT

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50Plus, Krol, Otten, Party profiles, PvdT

There will be general elections next March, and the dozen-plus-a-few Dutch parties are preparing for them. It’s time for another series of party profiles. We’ll go in order from small to large according to the August 2020 polls.

Today we start with 50Plus and its split-off, the PvdT. I already treated the split-off itself. See also this update.

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Again small parties

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PvdT

A month ago I shared the news about hilarious splits and mergers in small-party land. Today there’s an update.

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Hilarious small-party mergers

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50Plus, FvD, Krol, Otten, PvdD, PvdT

Today, news broke that was so unexpected that I had to write about it: split-offs from populist FvD, angry-pensionado 50Plus, and animal-rights PvdD consolideated into a new small party. (Source)

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European elections

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European elections

In case you’re interested in the European elections results, I am keeping track of them on a separate page, complete with all kinds of graphs, tables, and notes. If you have anything to add about your country, please let me know.

PVV to run in Rotterdam local elections

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DENK, FvD, Local elections, PVV

Geert Wilders’s PVV is going to run in Rotterdam’s local elections, but messed up with selecting its local leader. The first item is bigger news than you might think. The second item isn’t — it’s typical of the total lack of vetting that characterises the PVV.

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This is the political blog of Peter-Paul Koch, mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer, in Amsterdam. It’s a hobby blog where he follows Dutch politics for the benefit of those twelve foreigners that are interested in such matters, as well as his Dutch readers.

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