Parliamentary elections in the Netherlands

Today is election day in my motherland. We had a cabinet crisis a few months ago, when the populist, islamophobic, anti-European PVV party of Geert Wilders withdrew its support for the coalition government.

After this crisis the popularity of this party increased and for a while it looked like it might become the biggest party..:-(. Fortunately the electorate has come to its senses. The polls now indicate that it will be a fight between the Labour Party (PvdA) and the Conservative Party (VVD).

For the first time in my life I am now a postal voter! Because my residence is no longer in Amsterdam. I had to register myself in the Hague, and received my voting form two weeks ago. I had to send it back to the Dutch embassy in KL, before 3pm today.Here I am voting, in my living-room..:-)

Tomorrow we will know the result. I will keep you updated.

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