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Thursday November 23, 2006
As I mentioned earlier, there were federal elections in the Netherlands yesterday. I made a joke about the Party for the Animals. I guess I shouldn't since they won 2 seats (out of the 150) in the parliament so they got a decent number of votes.

To me it's interesting to see that the right wing party, which are called the 'liberals', won the 'international' elections while they were only 4th overall. It's also interesting to me that the party that won the most seats, didn't make a big splash outside the Netherlands. Personally I am not that surprised too be honest. I think that the 'average' Dutch person who lives abroad is more conservative and he\she can not keep up with what is happening on the political landscape in the Netherlands, something that I have experienced myself.

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