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New parties and their success

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50Plus, Minor parties, Pirates, Polls, PvdD

All polls agree that 50Plus will enter parliament after the elections, though they disagree on its exact number of seats: 1, 2, or even 3. In addition, Peil.nl thinks the Pirate Party is going to win one seat, although the other pollsters don’t agree.

In this entry we’ll take a closer look at new parties in parliament, and discover three rules:

  1. New parties generally win more than one seat.
  2. Pollsters never miss a new party: if a party gets 0 seats in the polls, it gets 0 seats in parliament.
  3. The opposite is not true: pollsters frequently give seats to parties who don’t win any.

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Two parties on verge of breakthrough?

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Peil.nl states in its last poll that two parties are over the half-seat mark and just might get enough votes for a full seat: Lijst 17 and the Pirate Party. (Remember: although the Dutch system is pretty easy on small parties, they have to win one full seat all by themselves. Half-seats don’t count.)

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Small fry, 30 March

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CDA, CU, D66, Immigrants, Minor parties, PVV, PvdD, SGP, Van der Staaij, Wilders

Some small fry from the past ten days that might be of interest to political observers:

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New party: Lijst 0

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Youth broadcasting corporation BNN wants to convert its political programme Lijst 0 (List 0) into a full-fledged political party; apparently as a kind of reality show.

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Small fry; 28 February

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Balkenende, Bos, CU, Cohen, D66, Eurlings, Halsema, Immigrants, Kant, Minor parties, PVV, Pechtold, Polls, Rouvoet, Rutte, Verdonk, Verhagen, Wilders

Some small fry that might be of interest to political observers:

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