The Dutch General Election has taken place in amidst one of the most anticipated elections in the Netherlands’ history. In one of the first major European elections of 2017, Dutch citizens their House of Representatives yesterday. Read about the results and implications here!
Whilst primarily known for its tulips, canals, and dairy products, in recent months the Netherlands has been making the news for its upcoming general elections. Every four years, citizens make their way to the ballot box to vote on who will run the Northern European nation. Don’t let the country’s minute size fool you – with over 17 million people living in a country that boasts the world’s 25th biggest economy, this election could have ramifications both at home and abroad. But how do these elections work? And more broadly, how does the government and parliament in the Netherlands function?