Excerpt:The formal election and referendum results were published on Friday, bringing bad news for Geert Wilders and the anti-Islam PVV.
When the final calculations were made in Rotterdam, it transpired that the PVV only had enough votes to merit one seat on the 45-seat city council. The PVV's arch rival Denk was the beneficiary and now has four seats on the city council, rather than three.
RTL commentator Frits Wester points out that Wilders had gone all out for a good result in the port city. 'This adventure has failed completely,' he said. 'And that last extra seat for Denk is rubbing salt into the wound.'
Denk's local leader Stephan van Baarle told reporters that the party should now be invited to take part in the coalition talks.