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Farmers’ protest party win shock Dutch vote victory

BBC News

By Anna Holligan & Paul Kirby In The Hague and London
March 16, 2023

A farmers’ party has stunned Dutch politics, and is set to be the biggest party in the upper house of parliament after provincial elections.

The Farmer-citizen movement (BBB) was only set up in 2019 in the wake of widespread farmers’ protests.

But with most votes counted they are due to win 15 of the Senate’s seats with almost 20% of the vote.