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Dutch Voters Avoid Right-wing Parties

The extreme right-wing Centrist Democrats party, also known as the CD, received only I percent of the votes in Holland’s quadrennial elections for 12 provincial councils.

Elections for the councils, which consist of a total of 756 members, were held March 8.

Two other extreme right-wing parties, Centrist Party ’86 and the Netherlands Block which are both offshoots of the centrist Democrats, received fewer votes than the CD.

As a result of the elections, the Centrist Democrats will have a seat in two of the 12 provincial councils.

In addition, the Centrist Democrats will not have any seats in the 75-member Senate. The CD does not have any seats in the outgoing Senate.