Today, there were provincial elections in the Netherlands. Provincial representatives vote for the senate seats.
The first exit poll suggests that the two government parties in the Rightist coalition, CDA and VVD, will fail to get a majority. Even if their partner not officially in government, the xenophobic PVV of Geert Wilders is included, these three parties will get only 35 seats in the 75 seat senate.
UPDATE 3 March 2011: the election is too close to call. Much will depend on how exactly provincial legislators will vote for the senate in May.