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BBB profitable in big cities, but GroenLinks still dominates

The Farmers Party BBB is likely to win big in the elections. Photo: DutchNews.nl

The pro-agriculture BBB aims to be the largest political party in most of the 12 Dutch provinces and has made profits in the cities as well as the provinces, although its performance in the cities has been less dramatic. is not.

In Amsterdam, for example, with a few votes yet to be tallied, the party is set to win just 5% of the vote, while fellow newcomer Volt has a 7.5% share. Compared to four years ago, GroenLinks remains the biggest party in the capital.

GroenLinks is also the biggest party in Utrecht, Groningen, Eindhoven, Leiden, Delft, Maastricht, Arnhem and Rotterdam and VVD is the biggest party in The Hague and Amstelveen.

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BBB is at the bottom of the list in most of these cities, with 6% to 8% support. However, the party came out on top in Almere and Leeuwarden polls.

About 25% of Dutch voters live in urban areas.

Sociogeographer Josse de Voogd says the results show a widening chasm between towns and the countryside, with BBB capitalizing on the frustrations of rural people.

“Cities are moving more to the left, but the countryside is moving to the right,” he told broadcaster NOS, adding that Rotterdam, where Pim Fortyne’s right-wing populist movement began 20 years ago, has moved completely. and GroenLinks.

Results for some cities are still inconclusive as the tallying stopped overnight.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2023/03/bbb-makes-gains-in-the-bigger-cities-but-groenlinks-still-dominates/ BBB profitable in big cities, but GroenLinks still dominates

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