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Olanda. Identitari sovranisti vincono le elezioni al senato.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-03-21.

Giorgione. Tempesta. 1505. Galleria Accademia Venezia. 001

«An election to the Senate of the Netherlands will be held on 27 May 2019, two months after the provincial elections.

The Senate consists of 75 members elected every four years by the members of the States-Provincial of the country’s twelve provinces, who are in turn elected directly by the citizens two months earlier. The weight of a vote is determined by the population of the province in which the voter is a member of the States-Provincial. This Senate election will be the first in which members of an electoral college representing the Caribbean Netherlands will also be able to vote. The seats are distributed in one nationwide constituency using party-list proportional representation» [Fonte]

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Dutch government loses Senate majority amid populist surge [Reuters]

«The Dutch government will lose its majority in the Senate after provincial elections on Wednesday, preliminary results showed, as voters flocked to a new populist party two days after a possible terrorist attack in the city of Utrecht.

If confirmed, the result would mean that Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right coalition will need to seek outside support to pass legislation.

First estimates based on 60 percent of votes cast showed the new Forum for Democracy will become the largest party in the Senate, in a tie with Rutte’s conservative VVD Party, on its first try.

Following the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump, Forum for Democracy leader Thierry Baudet opposes immigration and emphasises “Dutch first” cultural and economic themes.

Pollsters had for weeks predicted Rutte’s centre-right coalition would lose its Senate majority. But experts, including pollster Maurice de Hond, said the Utrecht attack, which killed three people, appeared to boost turnout most among opponents of immigration.

Rutte’s VVD is forecast to fall to 12 seats, from 13 in the 75-member Senate, and his coalition as a whole will fall from 38 seats to 31. The Forum for Democracy is also estimated to take 12 seats. The country’s Electoral Council will publish final results on March 25.»

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Anti-EU populists surge in Dutch election, says exit poll [France 24]

«Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will lose his senate majority after upstart anti-EU populists surged in provincial elections just two days after a suspected terror attack in Utrecht.

Controversial eurosceptic Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy party came from nowhere to be the second biggest in parliament’s upper house after Rutte’s, an exit poll by leading broadcaster NOS said.

The coalition led by Rutte’s centre-right VVD party is set to collapse from 38 to 31 seats in the 75-seat senate, which passes legislation approved by the lower house.

The blow for Rutte — who painstakingly formed his ruling coalition to freeze out the far-right after general elections in 2017 — will be closely watched abroad ahead of European Parliament elections in May.

Self-proclaimed intellectual Baudet — who faced criticism after failing to stop campaigning after Monday’s shooting on a tram in Utrecht in which three people died — slammed Rutte’s record on immigration.

“We are being destroyed by the people who are supposed to be protecting us,” the telegenic 36-year-old told a crowd that chanted his name on Wednesday night.

“Successive Rutte governments have left our borders wide open, letting in hundreds of thousands of people with cultures completely different to ours.”»

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«Controversial eurosceptic Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy party came from nowhere to be the second biggest in parliament’s upper house after Rutte’s»

La coalizione guidata dal partito VVD di centro-destra di Rutte è destinata a crollare da 38 a 31 seggi nel Senato dei 75 seggi, che approva le leggi approvate dalla camera bassa.

«The blow for Rutte — who painstakingly formed his ruling coalition to freeze out the far-right after general elections in 2017»

Ci si stupisce che la gente si stupisca della vittoria dell’Fdp: la realtà olandese non è quella dei salotti patinati o dei media, bensì quella delle massaie al mercato oppure degli agricoltori. La gente comune esiste ed anche vota.

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Al di là delle etichette appiccicate con dovizia dai media, Mr Mark Rutte sembrerebbe essere tutto tranne che una personalità di centro-destra. Il suo governo ha perseguito una politica intensamente eurofila appoggiando costantemente le visioni politiche di Mr Juncker, rispettando rigorosamente la dottrina liberal.

È difficile inferire quanto questa propensione al voto possa ripetersi nelle prossime elezioni europee, ma sicuramente il futuro comportamento del premier olandese in seno al Consiglio Europeo dovrà tener conto di un senato con una consistente presenza di identitari sovranisti.

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Ansa. 2019-03-21. Olanda: boom dei populisti al Senato

La coalizione di governo del premier olandese Mark Rutte ha perso la maggioranza al Senato al termine delle elezioni provinciali. Secondo gli exit poll Ipsos, citati da Dutch News, il partito di estrema destra populista ‘Forum per la Democrazia’ entra per la prima volta al Senato come secondo partito con 10 seggi su 75, contro i 12 del partito di centrodestra Vvd di Rutte. La formazione anti-islamica di Geert Wilders (Pvv) passa invece da 9 seggi a 6. La camera alta olandese verrà votata a maggio dai rappresentanti provinciali eletti oggi. Secondo gli exit poll, che prevedono un margine di errore di un seggio per partito, l’attuale coalizione di governo ‘quadripartita’ di Rutte può contare su 31 seggi, molto meno dei 38 necessari per avere la maggioranza alla Camera alta del parlamento, e dovrà quindi cercare il sostegno dai partiti dell’opposizione per portare avanti la legislatura. Il Forum per la democrazia partecipò alle legislative del 2017 ottenendo 1,8% e due seggi nella Camera bassa del parlamento.

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