News of: Wednesday, September 12 2012,

Today general elections in the Netherlands

Today there are general elections in the Netherlands.

The Dutch will vote for a new parliament, and a new government.

The last government had fallen prematurely, so new elections were necessary. The current government is a minority government of VVD (conservatives) and CDA (Christian Democrats), supported by the PVV (anti-Islam, anti-European Union).

The polls about today's elections indicate a neck-and-neck race between VVD (conservatives) and PvdA (Social Democrats).

Normally, after the elections a coalition government will be formed, consisting of 2 or more parties.