PVV and VVD went head-to-head in the polls, but the absence of Wilders and the strong presence of Rutte resulted in a win for VVD. But compare with 4 years ago and VVD lost 8 seats, PVV won 5, so Wilders has nothing to complain about. Dissident brahmins predict Islamic immigration to be a civilisational ending problem, but as long as vaisyas do not see it happening directly around them they will stick with the official narrative. Still it is good to see the majority of the Dutch voting right.
Big big loser is PvdA. Leftism for blue collars is not the greatest sale in a post-progressive world. 4 years ago they were still the 2nd biggest party, but now the party has crashed like Clinton. Democracy is a fickle mistress.
The leftist parties have splintered as progressivism has splintered. Almost all of them have picked up a few votes, none of them stand out. The relatively big winner is GreenLeft, solely thanks to the Justin Trudeauness of Jesse Klaver.
The Christians have done decently. CDA leader Sybrand Buma has the right mix of naivety for leftists to feel superior to and trustworthiness for Christians to vote on. Even if God has left the Christian churches, rural Christians still make up a decent size of the demography.
Notable newcomer is Thierry Baudet of the FvD, a right wing intellectual who rails against Europe and the media/party cartels. He also doesn’t like islam. Wilders’ proleness is low status for right-wing brahmins, but Baudet’s snobbishness is not. Keep an eye on him.
The success of new Turkish party DENK is of course the big warning sign. How strange that the Netherlands would have a party in its parliament that in no way represents Dutch values. When reporters asked DENK’s leader Kuzu if he agreed with Erdogan that the Dutch are nazis and fascist, Kuzu shrugged his shoulders. And why should he care? It’s not like his fanbase cares.
Furthermore worth noting is that voting attendance is pretty good; 80% of the Dutch cast their vote. And in the category ‘no such thing as an honest democracy’: in Nijmegen the voting bureaus stayed open up till 3 hours after they were supposed to close. Nijmegen is prog territory. 🤔
As for the possible coalitions: a few crazy combinations are possible, but the most likely one is VVD, CDA, D66 and and CU. Which means cuckservative business as usual. Europe will limp on, the Netherlands will limp on. See you in 4 years!