Half an hour later, the second version of the exit poll.
Less than 40% of the electorate went to the polling stations: 37%.
The results were:
Here are the comparisons for other parties with the 2009 European Parliament elections. Being just an exit poll, a bit tricky and provisional.
D66 (“liberal”, pro-European Union): 15,6%
CDA (Christian Democrats, sister party of Merkel in Germany): 15,2%
Socialist Party: 10,0%
PvdA (social democrats, junior partners in coalition government with the VVD): 9,4%
IQ-partij (one-man party, just one candidate): 0,%
Christian Union-SGP (coalition of two Calvinist Protestant parties): 7,8%
50+ (pensioners’ party): 4,2%
Party for the Animals: 4,2%.
Four percent is enough for one seat.
Artikel 50 (its MEP founder Daniël van der Stoep split from Wilders’ PVV party after police caught Van der Stoep driving while drunk): ,%
Pirate party (‘one issue’ party about the Internet): 0,7%
All other parties had together 1.1% in the second exit poll.
Anti-EU(ro) party: ,%
Liberal Democrat party (split from the VVD which they thought was becoming too conservative): 0,%
Jesus Lives (Christian fundamentalists): ,%
Ikkiesvooreerlijk.eu (for more European Union influence): ,%
Aandacht en Eenvoud: 0,%
Britain: AS the results of Thursday’s local council elections come in and are poured over by the main political parties and the pundits in the bourgeois press, a near unanimous agreement has been reached – stunning upset caused by UKIP, collapse of LibDem vote, disaster for Tories and huge blow for Labour: here.
For months, opinion polls in France have been forecasting a victory for the far-right National Front (FN) in Sunday’s European elections. The latest surveys place the FN at between 21 and 23 percent, just ahead of the conservative Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), with 20-21 percent, and clearly in front of the governing Socialist Party (17-18 percent). If the polls are correct, the FN would become the strongest party for the first time in a national election in France: here.