March 16, 2017
Greens do better in Netherlands
Independent, UK -Pro-environment parties that prioritize tackling climate change have greatly increased the number of seats they are expected to take in the Dutch election, with the Greens doing best of all by almost quadrupling their vote share. Support for the two most pro-EU parties, the progressive D66 and Green Left, was way up on 2012, exit polls show. The Greens jumped from four seats to 14 in parliament, in part thanks to the campaign led by charismatic leader Jesse Klaver, who has been likened to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.