Middle of night political junkie insomnia possibly but I thought I'd make a record of my Facebook attempted analysis :
Background: Netherlands is seen as a neo-liberal model after the King announced the 'end of the welfare state' in 2013
Property owners are obliged to sell up and live off proceeds before being allowed access to the remaining welfare I read somewhere. A going on 'survivalist' model has replaced the old generous welfare for long term unemployed in Germany (80 euro a week basic after 2 years I read) and even Sweden (413 a month is the basic payment I researched). The myth of generous welfare states being foolishly sold by some still is based on remaining generous short term payments and redesigned middle class paternity leave and so on. Believe it if you want, but I am quite worried being old and long term unemployed about what is coming
'Live results' broadly confirm exit poll . Populist to extreme right PVV gains were hyped by lazy journos and werent impressive. The centre to middle left Green Left are actual biggest gainers to around 9%/14 seats (up 7%).
The middle left Socialist party dropped marginally to 9%/14 seats .
A centre left immigrant party DENK won 2%/3 seats and far leftish animal rights 3%/5.
The total leftish vote around 23%/31 seats if you want to include the latter.
A pensioners party from labour pool around 3%. The left neo-lib D66 at 12%/19 seats , while the collapsed labour party PVDA about 6%/9 seats , So the 19% dropped by PVDA went mostly leftside but many went right and populist/extreme right it is likely https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...therlands-live
Said live results Live results via above https://lfverkiezingen.appspot.com/nos/widget/main.html
Summary and links on parties here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinio...election,_2017
Green Left background is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GroenLinks (their manifesto promise jobs to the long term unemployed as they dont like welfare dependency for instance)
Socialist Party here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social..._(Netherlands) - These guys have stagnated , the above have the momentum now